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Persian Lamb Wool

Persian Lamb Wool

This is a photograph of the prepared "Persian Lamb" slide from the Cargille Hair Standard set. The plane of focus is the surface of the hair and shows a few of the pigment clusters on the surface.

Transmitted Crossed Linear Polarized Light


Significance in the Environment:

Characteristic Features:

Wool 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: