Fractal Analysis of the Ortho-Cortex and Para-Cortex of Wool Fiber
Wool fiber shows a natural crimp morphology, which endows textiles made of wool fiber with good elasticity and warmth-retaining performance. The natural crimp of wool fiber is due to the difference of the hierarchic structure of ortho-cortex and para-cortex of wool fiber. The present study investigated the fractal structure of ortho-cortex and para-cortex in detail to provide a new interpretation for the reason why the wool fiber has a natural crimp morphology and good performance in textiles.
Huaiying Zhou, Tianlong Gu, Daoguo Yang, Zhengyi Jiang, Jianmin Zeng
J. Fan and W. D. Yu, "Fractal Analysis of the Ortho-Cortex and Para-Cortex of Wool Fiber", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 197-198, pp. 86-89, 2011