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Thin Sections

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This lab provides thin sections of lithified and non-lithified materials. Technicians can provide single or multiple sections. A Buehler Petro-Thin thin-sectioning system creates single sections (Fig. 1).

A Logitech LP-30 lapping machine can produce up to 100 high quality thin sections a week (Fig. 2). The technicians have the ability to coverslip the slides with a liquid cover slip or polish the slides with a Logitech PM2A Precision Polishing & Lapping Machine. Both the LP-30 and the PM2A have ABS1 Abrasive Auto Feed systems. All thin sections are the property of ODP, but may be borrowed for study.

Thin Section Examples

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