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Light Scattering from a Thin Fiber Particle

Caption: This image shows light scattering from a thin fiber particle illuminated by a laser beam. In this case the fiber is not asbestos. Light patterns such as these can be used to identify the shape and orientation of airborne particles.

Credit: Credit: Paul Kaye, University of Hertfordshire, UK.

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