Effect of Surface Treatments on the Nanomechanical Properties of Human Hair.
ACS biomaterials science & engineering
American Chemical Society (ACS)
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Wang, N., Barfoot, R., Butler, M., & Durkan, C. (2018). Effect of Surface Treatments on the Nanomechanical Properties of Human Hair.. ACS biomaterials science & engineering, 4 (8), 3063-3071. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsbiomaterials.8b00687
The structural properties of hair are largely determined by the state of the surface. Advanced imaging modes of Atomic force microscopy (AFM), where the surface mechanics can be correlated with surface topography have been used to spatially map variations in hair surfaces following chemical and mechanical treatments. Through analysis of multilayered data obtained in this way, we show that the processes of bleaching and combing of hair not only alter the surface roughness, but also alter the mechanical stiffness, adhesion properties and surface potential of hair, in terms of the mean values and their distributions. These treatments are shown to have a significant effect on the nanoscale surface properties consistent with what has previously been observed at the macroscopic fiber-level scale.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsbiomaterials.8b00687
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/279867