MEASUREMENTS OF ELECTROSTATIC CHARGES ON MEN AND WOMEN IN VARIOUS CLOTHES
AEROJET-GENERAL CORP DOWNEY CA ORDNANCE DIV
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Electrostatic charges have been measured on 100 men and 100 women in the uniforms of the Marines and the Women Marines and also with men and women in civilian clothes. The charges measured vary by 3 orders of magnitude depending upon the fabric worn. Cotton and wool give comparatively small charges synthetic fabrics dacron, orlon, nylon give comparatively large charges. Charges are generated as a result of sliding contact between garments or between garment and skin, followed by separation. This occurs at the cuffs of trousers and at the hem of a skirt. Other garments contribute negligibly to the charge.
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