AFM Study of Untreated and Treated Fibers of Mongolian Goat Cashmere
The morphological surface change of untreated and treated fibers of the Mongolian goat cashmere was investigated by atomic force microscopy (AFM) at ambient conditions. The cuticle scale heights of the Mongolian goat cashmere fibers were measured by the AFM for the fibers before and after treatment. The experimental results showed that the difference between the fine structure of the cuticle and surface roughness of untreated and treated fibers. We found that the surface morphological change of the cashmere fibers was strongly degraded after the bleaching process.
Zhong Wei Gu, Yafang Han, Fu Sheng Pan, Xitao Wang, Duan Weng and Shaoxiong Zhou
N. Javkhlantugs et al., "AFM Study of Untreated and Treated Fibers of Mongolian Goat Cashmere ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 610-613, pp. 175-178, 2009