Static Electricity Troubles, Measures Against ESD and Unexpected Ways of Utilizing Static Electricity: Power Generation Utilizing Static Electricity
Winter is a time when there are concerns about troubles due to static electricity in industrial products such as electronic equipment. We explain here the adhesion of dust and dirt caused by electrification and failures and malfunctions due to electrostatic discharge (ESD). We also introduce research on energy harvesting utilizing static electricity generated during snowfall. In addition, we explain measures against static electricity at manufacturing sites and methods to protect electronic equipment from ESD damage.