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Silk Fiber, Cross-Section

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

Reflected Brightfield Illumination


Significance in the Environment:

This is a common clothing fiber.

Characteristic Features:

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

Associated Particles: