Ionization Issues and Answers for the Program Manager
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Yong Hoon (Joshua) Yoo, Core Insight, Inc.
The first principle of ESD control is to bond all conductors together, preferably to ground. This technique works well for stationary conductive objects, but how do we control electrostatic charges on process essential insulators or conductive objects that cannot be grounded? This tutorial will explore the fundamental ESD control principles surrounding the use of ionization systems in an ESD control program plan. We will explore the benefits of ionization; discuss the different technology types and the pros and cons of each. Examples will be given demonstrating when and where ionization should be used, as well as how to measure ionizer performance. The criteria surrounding installation, safety, maintenance, and contamination concerns will be reviewed. Upon completion, you will be familiar with standardized product qualification, acceptance testing and compliance verification test methods and practices.
Course developed by: Kevin Duncan, Seagate Technology
This class is part of the ESD Program Manager Certification curriculum. Details on Professional Certification offered by ESDA are on our website at www.esda.org/certification.html