Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 4 weeks ago

How can neutrally charged objects (skin, clothing) emit infrared radiation if neutral charges don't emit electric field lines?

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  • 4 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. 

  • neb
    Lv 7
    4 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.

  • Dixon
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    That sort of radiation (essentially like light) has no charge.

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