Title

Effect of Spark Gap Shape on Time Lag

Abstract

Presented is the effect of sharp spark gap on time lag, which is a very important factor in electrostatic discharge modelling. A long time lag induces a large discharge current and a fast rise time. The large discharge current often causes soft errors in many products. Through measurement and simulation, the relation between sharp edge and time lag is quantified. The result can be used in numerical simulation of breakdown voltage. With the numerical simulation, knowing only the geometry of the spark gap can obtain the discharge current.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory

Keywords and Phrases

Discharge Currents; Fast Rise Time; Measurement and Simulation; Sharp Edges; Soft Error; Spark-gaps; Time Lag; Computer Simulation; Electrostatic Devices; Numerical Models; Electric Sparks

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0013-5194

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2013 Institution of Engineering and Technology (IEE), All rights reserved.

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