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thin sec·tion

, ultrathin section
a section of tissue for electron microscopic examination; the specimen is fixed, typically in glutaraldehyde and/or in osmium tetroxide, embedded in a plastic resin, and sectioned at less than 0.1 mcm in thickness with a glass or diamond knife in an ultramicrotome.

thin sec·tion

, ultrathin section (thin sek'shŭn, ŭl'tră-thin)
A section of tissue for electron microscopic examination; the specimen is fixed, typically in glutaraldehyde or osmium tetroxide, embedded in a plastic resin, and sectioned at less than 0.1 mcm in thickness with a glass or diamond knife in an ultramicrotome.
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A continuous sequence of thin sections was taken at 0.1-m increments over the top 1.0 m of the profile, and sections from depths of 0.2-0.3, 0.7-0.8 and 0.8-0.9 m have been used here.
Full view of pores and intergranular secondary pores develops from a blue-epoxy-impregnated thin sections of conventional core samples.
Based on the field evidences and laboratory (microscopic) studies of thin sections of the representative rock samples of the studied sections it is concluded that:
The specie Orbitiolites complanatus are found in few thin sections (Plate 1: E).
Using thin sections we are examining apparent (as pointed by Chaolu & Zhijiu 2001) microfabric distribution in the Late Weichselian basal till and associated shear zone exposed in western Latvia.
These methods were: (1) reading the external rings on the shell; (2) counting the growth rings on thin sections of the hinge plate (chondrophore): and (3) counting growth rings of whole shell thin sections.
Tilting the mold ensures that the parison is pinched far enough down the handle to avoid thin sections. An added benefit is that the bottle is formed with no pinch on the pour side of the opening, thus ensuring smooth pouring.
One of the oldest and most fundamental techniques for characterizing filler dispersion is analysis of microtomed thin sections with light microscopy.
This paper summarizes a petrographic analysis often thin sections prepared from Riggs and Fort Yates ware sherds (ca.
Tadpoles at various stages of m) examined for promotormdevelopment were fixed and cryostat thin sections (14 driven GFP expression using fluorescent microscopy.
A microtome blade was used to produce thin sections of southern pine sapwood about 200 to 250 [micro]m thick.
For instance thin sections are not as energy efficient as thick ones.