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Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments by Barbara Fritchman Thompson, Robert Bruce Thompson

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Chapter 14. Lab II-7 Study the Morphology of Fibers and Fabrics

Equipment and Materials

You’ll need the following items to complete this lab session. (The standard kit for this book, available from http://www.thehomescientist.com, includes the items listed in the first group.)

Materials from Kit

  • Goggles

  • Centrifuge tubes, 1.5 mL (14)

  • Coverslips

  • Filter, plane-Polarizing

  • Forceps

  • Glycerol

  • Magnifier

  • Oil, cassia

  • Oil, olive

  • Pipettes

  • Ruler

  • Scalpel

  • Slide, cross-sectioning

  • Slides, deep-cavity

  • Slides, flat

  • Specimens: fabrics A, B, C, D, and E

  • Specimen: TFI Multifiber Fabric #43

Materials you Provide

  • Gloves

  • Marking pen, ultra-fine, permanent

  • Microscope

  • Scanner and scanning software (optional)

  • Scissors

  • Water, distilled or deionized

  • Specimens: additional fabrics/fibers (optional)

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