Light Scattering from a Thin Fiber Particle (image) The Optical Society Share Print E-Mail 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. Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.