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

References in classic literature ?
Air-holes formed, fissures sprang and spread apart, while thin sections of ice fell through bodily into the river.
Tenders are invited for Supply of thin section polishing machine
I had not been to the site, but I did a thin section study for him on all the samples he had collected.
Thin section studies were carried out under polarizing microscope.
The novel, custom-designed bearing units comprise a pair of angular contact, thin section, double-row bearings in a housed assembly, ready for fitting to the ellipsometer equipment.
Fluorescence data were collected for an area 10 000 [micro]m by 200 [micro]m on the first intact sample, an area 10 000 [micro]m by 950 [micro]m on the second intact sample, and two areas 2400 [micro]m by 1000 [micro]m on the thin section.
Fifty two (52) samples from selected cores were taken for thin section preparation and were impregnated with blue dyed epoxy also.
The safety is supposed to block the firing pin and drop the hammer but P38 pistols made then have a safety with an extremely thin section that can break.
The volume concludes with three appendices containing tables of the features in the hall, thin section descriptions, and pollen data, and an extensive bibliography.
These pictures were used to determine the number of growth rings in each shell thin section.
It is a small bubble populated by a very thin section of society.
Simple image analysis is used to acquire microfabric data and the microfabric distribution over the selected area of the thin section is visualized to compare it directly with till microstructure.