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thin section

A slice of an object or substance that can be viewed under a microscope. Where is the thin section of that mineral specimen? I want to take a look at it under the microscope.
See also: section, thin
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Fluorescence data were collected for an area 10 000 [micro]m by 200 [micro]m on the first intact sample, an area 10 000 [micro]m by 950 [micro]m on the second intact sample, and two areas 2400 [micro]m by 1000 [micro]m on the thin section.
Simple image analysis is used to acquire microfabric data and the microfabric distribution over the selected area of the thin section is visualized to compare it directly with till microstructure.
A similar effect can occur with thick and thin sections because the thick section will typically be hotter on demolding than the thin section, even if the mold temperature is consistent.
Kaydon invented the thin section bearing and is a leading supplier of thin section, slewing ring, and remanufactured bearings.
The diagenetic fabric and its implications for the thin section porosity in carbonate facies of the Margala Hill Limestone in the Haripur area of North Pakistan is documented here.
Higher amounts of the material in the mold facing reduced the percentage of carbides in the thin section and increased nodule size and ferrite levels.
In contrast to a heavy section, the thin section of molten metal has less heat to transmit to the mold before freezing can start.
The thin section freezes off fast to isolate the risers from the gating.
They are relatively small and difficult to recognize in the thin sections.
The heating chamber has six independently controlled heating zones that surround the profile so more heat can be focused on areas with greater mass and less on the thin sections that are susceptible to over curing.
The thin sections were weighed, treated by soaking in solution for about an hour, and re-weighed to determine uptake.
Incidentally, northern hemisphere architects should greatly envy their contemporaries in Australasia for having so much readily available hardwood that does not warp in the thin sections used in the screens.