What is it about?

This paper describes a method whereby a human hair can be imaged using atomic force microscopy (AFM) and then the hair removed, placed in a tress of hair, chemically/cosmetically treated and then the same hair removed and the same location imaged.

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Why is it important?

This technique allows the desirable 'before-and-after' imaging - important in many applications, but described here for AFM imaging of hair.


Getting back to the same area is important when studying effects caused on heterogeneous surfaces.

Dr James R Smith
University of Portsmouth

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This page is a summary of: Returning to the same area of hair surfaces before and after treatment: a longitudinal AFM technique, Journal of Microscopy, July 2004, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/j.0022-2720.2004.01355.x.
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