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Modelling of fibre-diameter-dependent light scattering to determine diameter corrections for colour measurement of wool
journal contributionposted on 2011-01-01, 00:00 authored by Huimin Wang, T Mahar, Xin LiuXin Liu, P Swan, Xungai Wang
In this paper, fibre-diameter-dependent light scattering during measurement of wool colour was quantified using the extended multiplicative signal correction technique. Furthermore, a simple-to-apply model has been developed to correct each of the CIE (International Commission on Illumination) X, Y and Z values obtained from colour measurement of fibrous masses. The model was successfully applied to both polypropylene (PP) and wool fibres, though different parameter values were used in each case, indicating different patterns of internal light scattering between PP and wool fibres. After the model corrections, the diameter dependence of measured wool yellowness (Y - Z) was either eliminated or significantly reduced for each of seven sheep flocks distributed widely over the wool-growing regions of Australia.