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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.
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The thin sections obtained from each sampled horizon of each profile were examined using an Olympus BX53P (Olympus Corporation, Shinjuku, Japan) polarising light microscope.
The photomicrograph is a red-epoxy-impregnated thin sections of conventional core samples with magnification of 10 (Sha 1 well at 3656.6 m with Jurassic) and photo (a) by plane-polarized light and photo (a') by cross polarization; (b) and (b') intergranular secondary pore develops, and measuring point C shows that the remnant is albite and measuring point D is K-feldspar.
Fifty two (52) samples from selected cores were taken for thin section preparation and were impregnated with blue dyed epoxy also.
The three methods for age determination were compared: counting external rings on the shell; internal rings in whole shell thin sections: and internal rings in thin sections of the chondrophore.
The thin sections treated with 0.016 percent w/v Cu were in the same range as the sandwich pieces (approximately 65).
This is the only data handbook on the barrier and film properties of polymeric materials in thin sections. Data on permeation of liquids, gases, moisture, aroma, and flavor-all-important considerations in a wide range of applications--is extensive.
The completed thin sections were examined with a petrographic (polarizing) microscope for the purpose of identifying constituent sand-size (2 to 0.0625 mm) and silt-size (0.0625 to 0.0039 mm) single and compound mineral grains and assessing their relative abundance and degree of sorting.
Using drill core samples from the mine we made thin sections that could be studied for mineral content and analyzed for valuable information about the location of copper in the mine.
During the design process, CastView can be used to evaluate the possible locations of mold gates, vents, and overflow, and to determine where thick and thin sections could affect the quality of the finished casting.
Although low-cost carbon granules, not fibers, are used in most applications, no one has yet sliced granules into thin sections that would show the tiny pores, which are often only a few tenths of a nanometer wide, Mangun says.
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This study is based on 16 thin sections, supplemented by porosity and permeability determination, SEM analysis and petrophysical analysis.
A detailed study was conducted after collecting systematically more than 30 rock samples in vertical thickness of aprox.31.45m and studying selecting more than 30 thin sections.
(2007) used these techniques to investigate the distribution and speciation of arsenic (As) around roots in thin sections of riparian soils.