Conference Contribution Details


P Xiao, LI Ciortea & RE Imhof.
Poster, Stratum Corneum V Congress, Cardiff, July 2007.



The aim of this work was to develop a method for measuring equilibrium water uptake of small samples when exposed to different conditions of relative humidity (RH). Samples of excised human stratum corneum (SC), snake skin sheddings, nail clippings and hair were exposed to air with controlled RH of 22%, 33%, 43%, 53%, 75% ,81% and 95% for more than 48 hours prior to measuring desorption flux in the low humidity of a condenser-chamber TEWL instrument.


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