A technique for preparing high water content clayey sediments for thin and ultrathin section study

Author(s): Chiou, W. A.; Shephard, L. E.; Bryant, William R.; Looney, M. P., III
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Texas A&M Univ., Dep. Oceanogr., College Station, TX 77843, United States
Volume Title: Sedimentology
Source: Sedimentology, 30(2), p.295-299. Publisher: Blackwell, Oxford-Boston, International. ISSN: 0037-0746 CODEN: SEDIAT
Note: In English. 2 p. refs.; illus.
Summary: The technique involves drying the sediment using a critical point drying apparatus and impregnating it using a very low viscosity epoxy resin. Normal thin-section techniques can then be used for light microscopy and a microtome for preparation prior to TEM. SEM can be carried out prior to impregnation. The particle integrity of the fine-grained sediment is preserved.
Year of Publication: 1983
Research Program: DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
IPOD International Phase of Ocean Drilling
Key Words: 06 Petrology, Sedimentary; Chemical analysis; Clastic sediments; Clay; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Dehydration; Fabric; Georgia; IPOD; Japan Trench; Leg 57; Louisiana; Methods; Mississippi Delta; North Pacific; Northwest Pacific; Pacific Ocean; Sample preparation; Sedimentary petrology; Sediments; TEM data; Techniques; Thin sections; United States; West Pacific
Coordinates: N390000 N410000 E1450000 E1430000
Record ID: 1985064113
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