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Amosite and Glass Fiber from Acoustic Ceiling Tile

Transmitted Off Crossed Circular Polarized Light

The amosite is clearly evident by its birefringence, bundled fibrils, and straight habit. The glass fiber is isotropic
and shows the same brightness as the backgound. For more images of this sample see "amosite" in the asbestos image