What is it about?
The surface of human hairs are coated with a natural, but unusual fatty acid. This paper explores the nature of this layer using the atomic force microscope (AFM).
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Why is it important?
A scientific understanding of the surfaces of human hair greatly facilitates the development of hair treatments.
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This page is a summary of: Effect of the covalently linked fatty acid 18-MEA on the nanotribology of hair’s outermost surface, Journal of Structural Biology, March 2005, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsb.2004.10.003.
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