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Blood clot on gauze dressing fibres

Partially dried red blood cells clotted on the cotton fibres of a gauze wound dressing. Imaged at low vacuum to avoid charging of cotton fibres.

 

Courtesy of Paul Gunning

 

Image Details

Instrument used: Nova NanoSEM Family

Magnification: 1,500x

Horizontal Field Width: 199 microns

Vacuum: Low vacuum

Voltage: 10 kV

Spot: 3.0

Working Distance: 5.7 mm

Detector: LVD

 

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Taken on April 20, 2011