Structural Characterization Using an AFM

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)


A schematic diagram in Fig. 1.1a provides an overall view of various cellular structures of human hair. Human hair is a complex tissue consisting of several morphological components, and each component consists of several different chemical species. Table 1.1 presented earlier summarizes the main chemical species present in human hair.


Human Hair Granular Structure Cuticle Cell Cortex Region Hair Surface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- and Nanotechnology and Biomimetics (NLB2)Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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