Absolute humidity, relative humidity: Which is more important in representing severity of electrostatic discharge

F. Wan, J. X. Ge, D. Pommerenke

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Humidity is a very important factor in representing the severity of electrostatic discharge (ESD). Low humidity indicates high risk of ESD problems; high humidity indicates low risk of ESD problems. Both relative humidity and absolute humidity can represent the level of humidity: which one is more important? The reported measurement result shows that relative humidity is more important in the discharge phase. The qualitative analysis is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1451-1452
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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