Optical microscopy for textile fibre identification

M. Wilding

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This chapter examines some of the most important methods in optical microscopy for the identification of fibres, briefly discussing the underlying optical phenomena on which they are based and indicating areas where each might be advantageously applied. In addition, it considers some of the practical issues involved in preparing fibre specimens for microscopy, and straightforward procedures that can greatly simplify the process of making an unambiguous identification. A list of resources and further reading is provided. © 2009 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIdentification of Textile Fibers|Identif. of Text. Fibers
Place of PublicationCambridge, UK
PublisherElsevier BV
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009


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