What can EMS/ Electrostatic module address?

David Lee, 4 years ago
The Electrostatic module can help study a large number of devices and address numerous insulating and conducting phenomena. Below is just a partial list: • Avoid rapid reduction in the resistance of an electrical insulator, that can lead to a spark jumping around or through the insulator, i.e. dielectric breakdown. This phenomenon is common in high voltage and high power applications. • Avoid the ionization of a fluid surrounding a conductor, i.e. corona effect, in some applications such as power transmission equipments, transformers, capacitors, electric motors and generators. • Produce corona in some other applications such as the manufacturing of ozone, scrubbing particles from air in applications such as air-conditioning systems, in nitrogen laser, when removing the unwanted electric charges from the surface of aircraft in flight, and in electrostatic copying. • Assure that a high voltage machine is properly grounded. • Reduce the electrostatic discharge in PCB and electronic designs. • Assure the proper actuation force in MEMS and RF-MEMS designs. • Avoid cross talk and distortion in electronic devices. • Assure that a charged particle follows a desired trajectory. • Compute the capacitance matrix, i.e. self capacitance and mutual capacitance, for high-speed electronic circuits and interconnects. • Compute the electric field, electric flux, and voltage in insulators and around conductors.