Particles on Surfaces

This article is based on an original publication by Berkshire.

Filtered air, workers dressed head-to-toe in protective gear, spotless steel and plastic surfaces, no signs of paper or cardboard — by all appearances a germ-, dust- and static-free environment.

In a cleanroom environment, "clean" to the eye isn’t good enough. Microscopic saboteurs remain and compromise product integrity. To combat them, semiconductor and pharmaceutical manufacturers, among others, utilize several processes to detect, count and remove the tiniest of intruders.

 

 

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