Rapid fibre diameter measurement in aqueous solutions with OFDA 2000

Li, Q, Brady, P. R., Hurren, C. J. and Wang, X. G. 2011, Rapid fibre diameter measurement in aqueous solutions with OFDA 2000, Journal of the textile institute, vol. 102, no. 6, pp. 500-504, doi: 10.1080/00405000.2010.491985.

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Title Rapid fibre diameter measurement in aqueous solutions with OFDA 2000
Author(s) Li, Q
Brady, P. R.
Hurren, C. J.ORCID iD for Hurren, C. J. orcid.org/0000-0002-3274-4675
Wang, X. G.ORCID iD for Wang, X. G. orcid.org/0000-0002-3549-6769
Journal name Journal of the textile institute
Volume number 102
Issue number 6
Start page 500
End page 504
Total pages 5
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Manchester, England
Publication date 2011
ISSN 0040-5000
Keyword(s) fibre diameter measurement
OFDA 2000
wool fibre
fibre science
Summary In this paper, a new technique has been developed to enable fibre diameters to be measured in an aqueous environment using the OFDA 2000 instrument. The existing OFDA instrument has only been used to measure diameters of animal fibres under dry conditions. This new technique was utilised to assess the effects of pH and temperature on the diameters of merino wool fibres in aqueous environments. Significant changes in fibre diameter under aqueous conditions were found as a function of pH and temperature. Wool fibre diameters were at a minimum close to the wool isoelectric point (pH 4.8) and increased at both lower and higher pHs. Swelling of merino wool fibres was observed to increase linearly by around 15% as the temperature rose from ambient to 70°C.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/00405000.2010.491985
Field of Research 091012 Textile Technology
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035333

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