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Influence of bases and benches on the performance of vibration-sensitive equipment
Author(s): Colin G. Gordon; Yung Q. Tran
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Paper Abstract

In most state-of-the-art microelectronics facilities, process equipment (tools), including vibration-sensitive equipment, is set on a structure to bring the equipment to the level of the raised access floor. Depending upon their design these bases can amplify, through resonance, the vibration amplitudes that travel from the structural floor to the equipment base. Similarly, benches that are commonly used to support microscopes and other equipment will often amplify the floor vibrations. Data are presented from recent measurements that illustrate the nature and magnitude of these effects. The concept of ''rigid body rotation'' as a source of horizontal vibration on bases and tables is discussed briefly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1619, Vibration Control in Microelectronics, Optics, and Metrology, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.56828
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Colin G. Gordon, Colin Gordon & Associates (United States)
Yung Q. Tran, Colin Gordon & Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1619:
Vibration Control in Microelectronics, Optics, and Metrology
Colin G. Gordon, Editor(s)

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