Thin section

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a section or slice, as of mineral, animal, or vegetable substance, thin enough to be transparent, and used for study under the microscope.
See under Section.

See also: Section, Thin

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Air-holes formed, fissures sprang and spread apart, while thin sections of ice fell through bodily into the river.
The possible role of reflected light petrography in ceramic petrography using polished thin sections is unmentioned by Quinn.
With difficulty of casting certain geometries, such as complex, thin sections within a component, using traditional casting techniques, we decided to utilize three-dimensional modeling to cast a component which could not be created easily through traditional casting processes.
2007) used these techniques to investigate the distribution and speciation of arsenic (As) around roots in thin sections of riparian soils.
If you have thick and thin sections in the part, the thick section will fill relatively easily compared with the thin section.
A minimum of three 2-mm thin sections were made along the dorsal ventral axis of the chondrophore.
Since that time, biologists and biology students have been preparing thin sections of various tissues to study cells and cell structures.
Computerized image analysis of thin sections at least offers a possibility of studying the spatial distribution of apparent microfabric in short distances, but the linking of the micro- and macroscale still remains a problem.
The volume concludes with an appendix on transverse thin sections of the adult hermaphrodite C.
A sampling of topics: phytolith analysis of ploughed land thin sections from the Treurenberg site, Belgium; microfossils characterization from south Andean economic plants; analysis of phytolith from Braehead archaeological site, Scotland; phytoliths and micropalaeontological data in a boggy soil; and micromorphology and phytoliths study in coastal dunes of the southeastern Pampean plains, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
One of the oldest and most fundamental techniques for characterizing filler dispersion is analysis of microtomed thin sections with light microscopy.