1 January 2004 Analysis of microfibril angle of wood fibers using laser microscope polarimetry
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Abstract
Polarized laser light microscopy is used to investigate single isolated wood fibers. The macerated Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) fibers are fixed for laser-optical and x-ray experiments perpendicularly on sawn slits of glass support plates. In the optical experiments, the fibers are fixed under a laser microscope and the electric field vector is rotated together with a linear polarizing plate. The images of the fibers, taken through our polarizing microscope, are grabbed consecutively with a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera, and they are recorded in the memory of a PC for analysis. The calculated values of microfibril angles from the responses of the laser polarimetry data correlate to the orientation of the microfibril angles.
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Jari Palviainen, Raimo Veil Johannes Silvennoinen, Juha Rouvinen, "Analysis of microfibril angle of wood fibers using laser microscope polarimetry," Optical Engineering 43(1), (1 January 2004). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.1630057 . Submission:
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