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.
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Air-holes formed, fissures sprang and spread apart, while thin sections of ice fell through bodily into the river.
Diagenetic features such as Partial to complete Neomorphism, obliteration of tests of foraminfera, secondary cementation, partial dolomitization are observed in thin sections and outcrop studies.
I then invited him to California State University Northridge and showed him what thin sections of fossilized wood looked like compared with thin sections of basalt and andesite.
A total of 60 thin sections were studied for the detailed micropalaeontological analysis.
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.
The characteristic microfossil assemblages within the SML have been studied from fifty two thin sections of the reservoir rock from four Sui wells for understanding the reservoir architecture and quality.
In this study we apply the Streeter method which uses the sequential pattern observed in rib cortical bone thin sections to assign a developmental stage that is associated with a specific age range.
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.