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Dissipative materials

Dissipative materials is a material that has a surface resistance greater than or equal to 1 x 10E4 ohms but less than 1 x 10E11 ohms or a volume greater than or equal to 1 x 10E4 ohms but less than 1 x 10E11 ohms.

Dissipative floor material

Dissipative floor material is a floor material that has a resistance to ground between 1.0 x 10^(6) and 1.0 x 10^(9) ohms. An example of a dissipative floor is our ESD permanent floor tiles.

Discharge time

The discharge time is the time necessary for the voltage (due to electrostatic charge) to decay from an initial value to some arbitrarily chosen final value.

Discharge current

A discharge current is the current produced by causing a stored charge to flow out of a component into a conductor from an ESD simulator.

Dielectric strength

Dielectric strength is the maximum electric field that a dielectric can sustain.


Dielectric is an insulating material that can sustain an electric field with little current flow.


A device is the product being processed by AHE (e.g., an integrated circuit [IC] or a printed circuit [PC] board).

Decay time

Decay time is the time required for an electrostatic potential to be reduced to a given percentage (usually 10%) of its initial value.

Decay rate

Decay rate is the decrease of charge or voltage per unit time.

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