High-sensitivity micro-INAA (Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis) techniques are used to obtain high quality analyses for a variety of geochemically interesting elements on samples weighing only a few tens of micrograms. In particular, small (100–500 µm) core samples from specially selected regions of petrographic thin sections can be obtained using a micro-coring device and analyzed by micro-INAA. Uncertainties in weighing (or in normalizing the INAA data to results from other techniques in order to obtain weights) limit the accuracy of elemental concentrations to perhaps ±5% relative for medium-grained samples.
were investigated in well-preserved morphotype representatives under scanning electron microscope (SEM, Hitachi S-2600N at 20 kV from 5–8 mm distance), in X-ray micro-computed tomography (µCT, phoenix v|tome|x m), and as thinsections under polarized
2004 : Studies of thermal evolution of a chondritic asteroidal body: Synthesis from Antarctic meteorite thinsection set of the National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo . — Acta Mineralogica Petrographica 45/2 , pp. 55 – 60
Palaxius decaochetarius . From thinsections, Palik ( 1965 ) also reported crab antennae of a possible thalassinid origin. Fülöp (in Hetényi et al. 1968 ) reported a macrofauna ( Olcostephanus astierianus, Neolissoceras grasianum, Neocomites neocomiensis
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has been developed. The new method is suitable for examining minerals in-situ in (1) whole-rock specimens without any sample preparation or (2) in polished thinsections, and (3) even in small amounts of powdered form. Advantages of the in-situ μ
The ancient mortars of the monastery of San Filippo di Fragalà in Frazzanò, the first Basilian-Norman center in Sicily, have
been studied and classified by means of ICP, HPLC, TG-DTA, XRD and thin sections analysis. A new very simple method to evaluate
the hydraulic properties of the mortars, based on the combination of analytical and thermogravimetric data, is also reported.
The HPLC investigations indicate that the monastery is only partially involved in decay phenomena due to the action of soluble