Thin Section Laboratory


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.

Bueler Petrothin Saw w/closeup of vacuum plate.

Logitech PM2A Polishing and Lapping machine.

A Logitech LP-30 lapping machine can produce up to 100 high-quality thin sections a week. 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 IODP, but may be borrowed for study.

Thin Section Examples

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Modified on Wednesday, 05-Jan-2005 12:07:45 CST.