What is it about?

This paper reports a computational method for obtaining cuticle scale heights of hair fibres from atomic force microscopy images.

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Why is it important?

The cosmetics industry is interested in the effects of haircare formulations, such as conditioning and bleaching agents, on hair cuticle surfaces. There is now increasing legislation on cosmetic manufacturers to be able to substantiate claims made concerning their products.


The paper is a book chapter. Free download of postprint coming soon - or contact the author.

Dr James R Smith
University of Portsmouth

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This page is a summary of: Calculation of Cuticle Step Heights from AFM Images of Outer Surfaces of Human Hair, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1385/1-59259-647-9:95.
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