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Alpaca Hair Under the Microscope

Alpaca Hair

This is a cross-section sample of alpaca hair from the sample-set provided by Textile Fabric Consultants, Inc.

Reflected Brightfield Illumination


Significance in the Environment:

Characteristic Features:

Alpaca hair has a refractive index along its length of about 1.56 and perpendicular to its length of about 1.55. It has a birefringence of about 0.01 and a positive sign of elongation.

Associated Particles: