About Us | Help Videos | Contact Us | Subscriptions
 

Abstract

 

This article in SSSAJ

  1. Vol. 36 No. 1, p. 181-183
     
    Received: June 18, 1971
    Accepted: Sept 22, 1971


 View
 Download
 Alerts
 Permissions
Request Permissions
 Share

doi:10.2136/sssaj1972.03615995003600010060x

Impregnating Soil Concretions for Electron Microprobe Analysis1

  1. R. N. Gallaher,
  2. H. F. Perkins and
  3. D. Radcliffe2

Abstract

Abstract

Soil concretions were impregnated with two types of plastic resins to compare the quality of polish and surface relief, after mounting and polishing, for electron microprobe analysis. Soft or hard porous concretions impregnated with “Castaglas,” a cold-setting epoxy resin, resulted in loss of surface material due to plucking during polishing. Impregnating the same type concretions, under vacuum, with a temperature-dependent methacrolate resin, resulted in little or no loss by plucking, and good to excellent polished surfaces.

  Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.

Copyright © .