ASTRID & HANNS-FRIEDER MICHLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ASTRID & HANNS-FRIEDER MICHLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Light micrograph showing a number of mercerised cotton fibres. Mercerisation is a process which increases the lustre of the cotton to make it appear more like silk. Named after John Mercer, the discoverer, it involves treating the fibres with concentrated caustic soda. Magnification: x80 at 6x4.5cm size.
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