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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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Ceramic petrography: the interpretation of archaeological pottery and related artefacts in thin section.
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.
Thin sections of these specimens were sampled from the first 3 to 5 years of growth, closest to the umbo.
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.
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.
For instance thin sections are not as energy efficient as thick ones.
This is the only data handbook on the barrier and film properties of polymeric materials in thin sections.
The completed thin sections were examined with a petrographic (polarizing) microscope for the purpose of identifying constituent sand-size (2 to 0.
Thin sections were made for all samples, and the rock type and degree of hydrothermal alteration were determined petrographically with greater accuracy than was possible in the field.