Re: Cryostat static
Thank you. I did indeed mean "humidifier".
Mark Ray wrote:
> I think you meant humidifier.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "nina leek"
> To: "C. H." ;
> Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 5:18 PM
> Subject: Re: Cryostat static
> > Cyrla:
> > Your colleague was not superstitious. The shoes he wears, or, more
> > specifically, the material the soles are made of, will dramatically affect
> > much static electricity he builds up on his body. My son, at a fairly
> > age found that if he shuffled his sneakered feet on the nylon carpet on
> the way
> > to stroke the cat, he could zap the poor animal with a fair-sized spark if
> > touched its ear. The cat was not very bright, and never did learn to
> > this. However, I digress.
> > Another way of building up a static charge is to wriggle around on the
> > (plastic) seat of your cutting chair, especially if you are wearing a
> > disposable (plastic) lab coat.
> > So, leather soles (or take off the shoes), and tucking up the tail of the
> > coat before parking your natural-fiber clad posterior on the chair will
> > probably help. A sufficiently powerful room dehumidifier will also work.
> > Good luck,
> > Adrian Leek.
> > C. H. wrote:
> > > Amylin,
> > >
> > > This is a very IRRITATING problem, isn't it! A while back someone posted
> > > similar query. I believe one of the recommendations, one that stands
> out in
> > > my mind, was to keep a piece of a Bounce sheet in the cryostat. Never
> > > it though.
> > >
> > > A colleague of mine once determined that his cryostat static problems
> > > associated with what shoes he was wearing that day. Superstition? Who
> > > knows!
> > >
> > > Cyrla
> > >
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