SEM of linen weave

SEM of linen weave

H120/0052 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 26.5MB

Downloadable file size: 2.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: DR JEREMY BURGESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

Caption: Scanning electron micrograph of the weave of a piece of linen. Linen is made from the fibres of the stem of the flax plant Linum usitatissimum, the seeds of which yield linseed oil. For fibre production the plants are sown close together to produce a tall, erect stand. Harvesting of the stems is followed by a process called retting, in which the stems are steeped in water for a period of time. During the steeping bacterial action (Clostridium spp), dissolves the soft, fleshy parts, leaving the tough, thickened cell walls of the fibrous tissue. This is mechanically beaten & combed to produce a pure cellulose fibre material. Magnification:x150 at 10x8 inch,x43 at 6x7cm size.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: cellulose fibre, cloth, flax, linen, linum usitatissimum, material, materials, textile

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.