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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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A total of 60 thin sections were prepared from four measured sections for detailed micropalaeontological studies.
In this study, we analyse aggregates of soil in which the original structure has been maintained and thin sections of undisturbed soil at [micro]m-scale in order to resolve the distribution of Ca, Fe, Mn, Zn, and Cu around micropores by [mu]-XRF and their speciation by XANES.
For determination of microfossil content binocular stereo-microscope (Olympus BX 51) has been used to study selected thin sections.
microtomes) available to prepare thin sections of tissues, these methods and instruments are not usually available and/or practical for use in high school and introductory college level biology classes.
Using thin sections we are examining apparent (as pointed by Chaolu & Zhijiu 2001) microfabric distribution in the Late Weichselian basal till and associated shear zone exposed in western Latvia.
groenlandicus: (1) reading the external rings on the shell, (2) counting the growth rings on thin sections of the chondrophore, and (3) counting growth rings of whole shell sections.
Tilting the mold ensures that the parison is pinched far enough down the handle to avoid thin sections.
One of the oldest and most fundamental techniques for characterizing filler dispersion is analysis of microtomed thin sections with light microscopy.
This paper summarizes a petrographic analysis often thin sections prepared from Riggs and Fort Yates ware sherds (ca.
Tadpoles at various stages of m) examined for promotormdevelopment were fixed and cryostat thin sections (14 driven GFP expression using fluorescent microscopy.
A microtome blade was used to produce thin sections of southern pine sapwood about 200 to 250 [micro]m thick.