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J.G. Buchanan and R.A. Lindsay. A note on structure of paper as revealed by the scanning electron microscope. In The Formation and Structure of Paper, Trans. of the IInd Fund. Res. Symp. Oxford, 1961, (F. Bolam, ed.), pp 101–108, FRC, Manchester, 2018.


An examination has been made of eight paper samples by means of the scanning electron microscope at the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada. This is the first step in a programme of examination of paper surfaces and fractures that is planned for this instrument. The scanning microscope(1,2) bridges a gap between the capabilities of the light microscope and the conventional transmission electron microscope and the results obtained in this study may therefore be of interest to those attending a symposium on paper structure . The capabilities and limitations of the two more conventional techniques are described in detail in other papers of the symposium and will not be discussed here.

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