Relationship of Ortho-Cortex to the Crimp Wave in a Double-Crimped Wool
W. R. Lang and W. K. Campbell
Date of Publication:
August 13, 1966
Nature 211, 757 (1966)
The cortex of a crimped Merino wool fibre comprises two hemi-cylinders, which differ in both chemical and physical properties. The form of the crimp wave is related to alternations in the positions of the two cortical components within the fibre—the ortho- and the para-cortex1–4. The ortho-cortex tends to lie on the convex aspect of the crimp wave and the para-cortex on the concave aspect.
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