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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025598D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

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Xerox Disclosure Journal


In many situations insulating solids accumulate electrostatic surface charges on handling, often with undesirable or intolerable consequences For example, residual xerographic toner remaining on the photoreceptor after image transfer to paper is difficult to clean because of charges deposited during stripping of the paper from the photoreceptor Sometimes deleterious surface charges are the result of triboelectrification, such as with photographic film. There, the emulsion layer is sometimes "fogged" by spark discharge of electrostatic surface charges In other cases electrophotographic imaging films acquire charges by handling, and these must be removed before image charges are applied to insure background-free imagmg