Fwd: Re: soil aggregates
|From:||"Dr. Ian Montgomery" |
years ago I sectioned clay specimens semi-thin and ultra-thin. After
trials we found that Durcupan was the resin of choice. If you need any
more information let me know and I'll try and dig out the necessary
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 08:03:56
Dr. Ian Montgomery,
From: louise renton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: soil aggregates
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
I would imagine that some sort of plastic embedding and subsequent
sawing/grinding and polishing would be ideal.
Could you perhaps contact a geology or metalurgy laboratory who would
advise you on what protocols they would use (unles Dawit is from such a
department?!) Failing which, I could send you our protcol used for
I once applied for a post in a mining-house lab, and was asked if I
realised teh seriousness of mixing up samples - this after 15 years in a
CC: dawit Solomon <email@example.com>
Subject: soil aggregates
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 12:31:48 -0400
A colleague is wanting to see inside soil aggregates of varying
thicknesses, up to several hundred microns. I was able to make
sections, 20 microns, by soaking the samples in paraffin for many
hours. No solvents allowed. A researcher at NASA gets 1
from his dust particles in sulfur. We have no idea how he does it.
Thinner is better. Any suggestions out there? Do any bone grinders have
ideas? Do you know of anybody else we can ask?
Please include Dawit in your responses. Dawit, do you have anything to
Thank you very much.
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