Human Hair

Human Hair
This is a scanning electron microscope image of a single strand of human hair.

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Bryan Bandli, Scanning Electron Microscopy Laboratory, University of Minnesota


The diameter of a human hair ranges from about 50 µm to 100 µm.


This image was created by another institution, not the NISE Network. This image is available to NISE Network member organizations for non-profit educational use only. Uses may include but are not limited to reproduction and distribution of copies, creation of derivative works, and combination with other assets to create exhibitions, programs, publications, research, and Web sites. Minimum credit required.

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