Strand of human hair from a white Caucasian, AFM

  • Dr. Wei-Feng Xue
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False-colour, atomic force micrograph (AFM) showing the topography (surface contours) of a single strand of blond hair taken from a white Caucasian. The outer layer (cuticle) of human hair has an uneven surface and is made up of scales. Horizontal width of image is 50 micrometres.


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