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Fabrication of rock thin section in the Tono Geoscience Center

Yonaga, Yusuke; Yoshikawa, Kiyotaka*; Shimada, Koji

Rock thin sections are used for instrument analyses such as EPMA, LA-ICP-MS as well as microstructural observations by optical microscope. Fabrication of thin section, reported here, is one of the fundamental techniques in classical and state-of-the-art geological research. This report provides not only general procedure but also some ingenuity, precautions and equipment maintenance with visual exemplification for first-time or inexperienced users in the Tono Geoscience Center.



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