Abstract

Fiber analysis using birefringence has been around for years but has only recently been looked at more closely under a microscope. Recent scientists have proposed methods to correct issues found with fiber analysis using birefringence, yet there has not be a defined perfect method. This research will focus on correcting previously found issues with works by Michel-Lévy and Sorensen's, as well as other scientists involved and perfecting the analysis of fiber through birefringence. The goal will be to take this research one step further into the analysis of textile fibers by RGB value analysis and birefringence. The RGB values will be analyzed in a color analysis program to compare HEX values. The cross section of the fiber will be done to receive an accurate diameter measurement of the fiber. Those RGB values and cross section diameter will then be matched to the Michel-Lévy chart and the birefringence will be determined.

Thesis Completion

2019

Semester

Fall

Thesis Chair

Baudelet, Matthieu

Co-Chair

Fairchild, Shermineh Rostami

Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College

College of Sciences

Department

Chemistry

Degree Program

Forensic Science

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Release Date

12-1-2019

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