Beard hair shavings, polarised light micrograph

Beard hair shavings, polarised light micrograph

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Credit: STEVE LOWRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Polarised light micrograph of shaved hair from a human beard. The colours of the sections are determined by their orientation in relation to the polarised light. The principle component of hair is the protein keratin, covered by a protective outer cuticle. Magnification: x68 at 10cm.

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Keywords: beard, cuticle, hair, hair shavings, human hair, keratin, light micrograph, male, man, microscope, microscopic, microscopy, polarised, polarized, section, shaved, stubble

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