thin section


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thin section

[′thin ′sek·shən]
(geology)
A piece of rock or mineral specifically prepared to study its optical properties; the sample is ground to 0.03-millimeter thickness, then polished and placed between two microscope slides. Also known as section.
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Product Sub-Category: Thin section polishing machine
A total of 60 thin sections were studied for the detailed micropalaeontological analysis.
The angular contact, thin section double-row bearings have an outside diameter of 28.
abundance of certain foraminifera and other bio- associations in thin section.
When you are happy with the texture and shape you have achieved, take a thin section of hair and wrap around the base to cover the band and complete the look.
For the rest of the analysis the chondrophore thin section method was chosen as the aging method for the Greenland smoothcockles.
Each image shows a paraboloid-shaped thin section of the nebulosity within a few light-years of the star.
One thin section of each concentration was run on the EDXRF spectrometer and the Cu peak intensity noted, then another was placed on top of the first and the pair analyzed together.
This restructuring is necessary to improve the productivity and thus the competitiveness of the product range of small ball bearings and thin section bearings presently made at the Thomery plant," said Jean Tournoux, president of SKF France.