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Synthetic Dust Composition

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059040D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Cain, JF Duval, MJ White, LH [+details]

Abstract

A fiberous particulate synthetic dust with the following composition has been found useful in simulating environmental conditions for electrical connectors under test and is substantially representative of the environmental composition in which the connectors will operate out in the field. Ingredient % by weight size range (microns) Silicon Dioxide (i.e. Sand) 36 2 to 7 Calcium Carbonate (i.e. Calcite) 29 2 to 7 Ferric (Iron) Oxide (i.e. Rust) 12 2 to 4 Paper Dust 3 7 to 15 Aluminum Oxide (i.e. Alumina) 8 2 to 4 Calcium Sulfate (i.e.