How can neutrally charged objects (skin, clothing) emit infrared radiation if neutral charges don't emit electric field lines?
- Jeffrey KLv 64 weeks ago
Anything with a temperature above absolute zero has heat so it emits blackbody radiation. At body temperature, this is in the infrared light range.
- nebLv 74 weeks ago
While skin and clothing as a whole are electrically neutral, they are made up of positive charges (nucleus) and negative charges (electrons) surrounding the nucleus. Infrared radiation is emitted by the negatively charged electrons.
- DixonLv 74 weeks ago
That sort of radiation (essentially like light) has no charge.