manufacturing petrographic thin
sections of meteorites and other geologically
important specimens for research and collection. We offer pre-made slides, and we can manufacture
slides of your raw materials.
A thin section is a slice of rock that
has been mounted on a glass slide and
ground to a thickness of 30 microns (thinner than the average human hair). The
resulting material is optically transparent,
allowing it to be studied using
transmitted light microscopy.
Thin sections have a wide variety of
applications in science and engineering. Geologists study thin
sections of rocks to identify minerals and
characterize textures. Archaeologists
examine thin sections of artifacts to learn
about manufacturing techniques and trade
routes. Biologists use thin
sections of fish bones (otoliths) to
determine fish ages. Engineers
analyze thin sections of ceramics and composites
such as concrete to investigate
the properties of these materials.
We take pride in producing the highest quality
thin sections possible. We have found that
the best thin sections are made by combining
state-of-the-art equipment, innovative
techniques, and good old-fashioned elbow grease.