carbon replication

carbon replication

[′kär·bən ‚rep·lə′kā·shən]
(analytical chemistry)
A faithful carbon-film, mold of a specimen surface (for example, powders, bones, or crystals) which is thin enough to be studied by electron microscopy.
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