4.1 Generation of electrostatic charges
Electrostatic charges are generated by the separation of the surfaces of two materials, with at least one being nonconductive. Friction caused by rubbing materials together tends to increase the amount of accumulated electrostatic charges. A familiar example of ESD is the spark that occurs by walking across a carpet and touching a metal doorknob. The separation of shoes and carpet generate an electrostatic charge that is induced on a person's 'body', which is sufficiently conductive due to salty moisture on the body's surface.
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This handbook provides detailed guidance for DoD personnel who use, handle, package, or store ESDS items. It is designed to promote the use of standardized packaging materials as well as promote an understanding of the ESD threat through all levels of maintenance and supply.
This handbook is applicable to all DoD personnel involved in assembly, handling, packaging, and storage of ESDS items.