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Hemp Fiber Cross-Section

Hemp Fiber Cross-Section

Reflected Brightfield Illumination


Significance in the Environment:

This is a common clothing fiber.

Characteristic Features:

Hemp has a refractive index along its length of about 1.58 to 1.59 and perpendicular to its length of about 1.53 to 1.54. It has a birefringence of up to 0.05 and a positive sign of elongation.

Associated Particles:


DuPont Company Techinical Bulletin X-156: IDENTIFICATION OF FIBERS IN TEXTILE MATERIALS, December 1961.