Location: Cotton Structure and Quality Research
Title: Chemical imaging of cotton fibers using an infrared microscope and a focal-plane array detector Authors
Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: January 23, 2014
Publication Date: April 14, 2014
Citation: Santiago Cintron, M., Fortier, C.A., Hinchliffe, D.J., Rodgers III, J.E. 2014. Chemical imaging of cotton fibers using an infrared microscope and a focal-plane array detector. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference,January 6-8,2014, New Orleans, Louisiana. p. 929-932. Technical Abstract: In this presentation, the chemical imaging of cotton fibers with an infrared microscope and a Focal-Plane Array (FPA) detector will be discussed. Infrared spectroscopy can provide us with information on the structure and quality of cotton fibers. In addition, FPA detectors allow for simultaneous spectral acquisition at hundreds of sampling points. This property facilitates mapping of large sample areas in a reduced amount of time. Examples of our ongoing efforts to use FT-IR imaging for cotton fibers harvested at various points of secondary cell wall developmental will be presented.