Measurement of light penetration through a simulated merino fleece

King, A. L. and Millington, K. R. 2010, Measurement of light penetration through a simulated merino fleece, Animal production science, vol. 50, no. 5-6, pp. 585-588.

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Title Measurement of light penetration through a simulated merino fleece
Author(s) King, A. L.
Millington, K. R.
Journal name Animal production science
Volume number 50
Issue number 5-6
Start page 585
End page 588
Total pages 4
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Place of publication Collingwood, VIC
Publication date 2010
ISSN 1836-0939
1836-5787
Summary The degree of light penetration along the length of the fibre of a simulated Merino fleece was measured using a fibre optic probe to investigate the relationship between light exposure and photodamage to the wool fibre. The percentage of the total direct sunlight that reached the base of the 100-mm long, simulated, closed Merino fleece was ~1% and the section of the fibre from the root to 60 mm from the root was protected from exposure. The light intensity at the base of the fibre was increased to 2% when the density of the simulated fleece was halved. Wool was scoured and the yellowness and intensity of methylene blue staining was measured to estimate the extent of damage to wool staples.
Language eng
Field of Research 091012 Textile Technology
Socio Economic Objective 830311 - Sheep - Wool
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, CSIRO
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035282

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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