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Humidity and Electronics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323908535

Humidity and Electronics

1st Edition

Corrosion Reliability Issues and Preventive Measures

Authors: Rajan Ambat Kamila Piotrowska
Paperback ISBN: 9780323908535
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st October 2021
Page Count: 324
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Humidity and Electronics: Corrosion Reliability Issues and Preventive Measures provides comprehensive information on humidity related corrosion reliability issues surrounding electronics and how to tackle potential issues from a pro-active-design-prevention perspective. The book contains a mix of academic and industrial relevance, making it suitable for a detailed understanding on humidity issues on electronics, both for materials and corrosion experts and electronics and electrical experts. It will be useful for researchers, academics, and industrial personals involved in materials, corrosion, and electronics reliability aspects.

Key Features

  • Provides basic and applied knowledge surrounding corrosion in electronics
  • Combines electronics/electrical and electrochemical aspects related to failure modes and mechanisms
  • Presents knowledge on influencing factors and how they can be used as preventive measures at the material, component, device and system level


Both at academic and industrial level. For Research and academic: Those involved in materials and corrosion with interest in corrosion problems of electronics, and corrosion teaching specifically related to "Corrosion in Electronics" part. Industrial: Personals involved in reliability aspects, and electronics designers to gain knowledge on how to take pro-active measures

Table of Contents

  1. Electronics today, material use, and corrosion
    2. Basic theory of corrosion relevant to electronics and details of humidity interaction with electronics
    3. Humidity related electrochemical failure modes and influencing factors
    4. Materials and components of electronic systems, and susceptibility to humidity effects
    5. Importance of PCBA cleanliness in humidity interaction with electronics
    6. Case studies on humidity related failures in electronic
    7. Mitigation methods for corrosion in electronics: Intrinsic and extrinsic methods
    8. Corrosion reliability analysis: test methods and standards


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About the Authors

Rajan Ambat

Dr. Rajan Ambat is currently Professor of Corrosion and Surface Engineering at Section of Materials and Surface Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark. He is also the Manager for the CELCORR/CreCon Industrial Consortium on climatic reliability of electronics at DTU and Research Manager for the Corrosion node of Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre. He has more than 15 years of expertise in the area of humidity and electronics, and developing mitigation strategies together with industries. This include electrochemical failure mechanisms at material, component, PCBA, and systems level, PCBA cleanliness issues and humidity interaction, modelling humidity interaction with electronics and pro-actively defining solutions. Prevention and predictive strategies include intrinsic and extrinsic methods for enhancing humidity robustness of electronics systems, not only the prevention methods based on corrosion and electrochemical understanding and coatings, but also using humidity flow modelling and climate data as a source of predictability for aggressiveness, and corrosion prediction sensors for electronic corrosion. Presently he is the Chairman for the Working Party on Corrosion reliability of electronic devices under European Federation of Corrosion and Board member, IMAPS Nordic, Europe. He has published extensively in a wide variety of topic connected to humidity and electronics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Section of Materials and Surface Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Manager, CELCORR/CreCon Consortium, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark

Kamila Piotrowska

Dr. Kamila Piotrowska obtained her PhD in the field of Climatic reliability of electronics from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, which was followed by the post-doctoral research at the same place. She has over 7 years of experience in the area of humidity-related reliability issues of electronics. Her PhD and post-doctoral research work in the CELCORR research group were specifically focused on understanding the interaction between the PCBA and humidity, and she worked on several projects related to the humidity effects on automotive and power electronics systems. She is currently working as a reliability engineer in the Danish MedTech industry where, through novel technology and product development activities, she strives for enhancing the environmental robustness of the hearing instruments and their accessories. Her work related to the humidity effects on electronic devices led to many scientific publications, patents, and creation of industrial guidelines.

Affiliations and Expertise

Reliability Engineer, GN Hearing A/S, Ballerup, Denmark

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