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Morphology (fibre)

Morphology is a term used to describe the study of the physical form and structure (see below) of a material and include a broad spectre of characteristics. Fibre morphology contains macrostructure, microstructure, the sub-microscopic and fine structure of fibres. The last only observable through a light microscope. The most important fibre characteristic is the size (also known as fineness) and fibre length (critical in the processing of fibre and yarns). Furthermore, other important properties include fibre shape, weight, and crimps (fibre length bends, waves, curls or fibre twists). The microstructure of fibres includes their surface contour and cross-sectional shape. See fibre length, fibre size and Nanoscale

Fibre morphology

  • Macrostructure
  • Microstructure
  • Sub-microscopic

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