AFM friction and adhesion mapping of the substructures of human hair cuticles

James R. Smith, John Tsibouklis, Thomas G. Nevell, Steven Breakspear
  • Applied Surface Science, November 2013, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2013.08.104

Micro-friction mapping of hair

What is it about?

Being able to map friction alongside typography (height scale) information has many applications in materials science. Significantly, this paper provides a quantitative scale of friction that is not usually considered when producing AFM friction maps elsewhere. This is important so that different friction maps can be compared. In the case of human hair, the effect of cosmetic products can be conveniently evaluated.

Why is it important?

Being able to map friction alongside typography (height scale) information has many applications in materials science. Significantly, this paper provides a quantitative scale of friction that is not usually considered when producing AFM friction maps elsewhere. This is important so that different friction maps can be compared.

Perspectives

Dr James R Smith (Author)
University of Portsmouth

The video in the Resources area summarises the approach. A free postprint version of the paper will be uploaded here soon.

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