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Would a silver suite be a better body temperature decreaser

  1. Mar 2, 2015 #1
    Would a silver suite be a better body temperature decreaser than a mister of water? I cool myself off by spraying myself with water but I hear silver is the best conductor, is it better at conducting heat off my body than mist?
     
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  3. Mar 2, 2015 #2

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    Convection beats conduction.. mist method uses convection.
    On top of that, any body suit will trap a layer of air and sweat next to your body, insulating you, and silver will reflect radiated heat back.

    Your silver suit would have to be form fitting on the inside, have some way to deal with the sweat, and have radiating fins on the outside, and you still need the mist. So the Silver Surfer still needs to sweat, though his silver skin will help transfer bodyheat to the water.
     
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