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A new microtome for cutting hard submillimeter-sized crystalline objects for promoting high-resolution instrumental microanalysis

Sergei A. Sergeev, Albert N. Komarov, Ruth A. Bickel and Rudolf H. Steiger
A new microtome for cutting hard submillimeter-sized crystalline objects for promoting high-resolution instrumental microanalysis (in EMPG-VI; Experimental mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry, E. A. J. Burke (editor), C. Chopin (editor), W. V. Maresch (editor), L. Ungaretti (editor) and C. Willaime (editor))
European Journal of Mineralogy (April 1997) 9 (2): 449-456

Abstract

A new microtome has been developed for precise cutting of hard crystals an order of magnitude smaller in size than previously practical. It uses a 5 mu m tungsten cutting wire charged with a diamond slurry, and allows several consecutive cuts of a single grain (e.g. of zircon) in any desired direction. Such accurate and closely matching mineral slices in combination with modern high-resolution analytical instrumentation will open a new chapter in mineralogy.


ISSN: 0935-1221
Serial Title: European Journal of Mineralogy
Serial Volume: 9
Serial Issue: 2
Title: A new microtome for cutting hard submillimeter-sized crystalline objects for promoting high-resolution instrumental microanalysis
Title: EMPG-VI; Experimental mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry
Author(s): Sergeev, Sergei A.Komarov, Albert N.Bickel, Ruth A.Steiger, Rudolf H.
Author(s): Burke, E. A. J.editor
Author(s): Chopin, C.editor
Author(s): Maresch, W. V.editor
Author(s): Ungaretti, L.editor
Author(s): Willaime, C.editor
Affiliation: Institute for Isotope Geology and Mineral Resources, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland
Pages: 449-456
Published: 199704
Text Language: English
Publisher: Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Naegele u. Obermiller), Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany
Meeting name: Sixth international symposium on Experimental mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry
Meeting location: Bayreuth, DEU, Federal Republic of Germany
Meeting date: 19960410April 10-13, 1996
References: 7
Accession Number: 1997-036957
Categories: General mineralogy
Document Type: Serial Conference document
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Secondary Affiliation: Institute of Precambrian Geology and Geochronology, RUS, Russian Federation
Country of Publication: Germany
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United KingdomTwickenhamUKUnited Kingdom
Update Code: 199712
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