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Polishing

Facility:

Polishing

Staff:                                      

Francis Hendron, Noel McGinley, Cora McKenna, Maura Morgan.

Location

Technicans labs, Museum Building, TCD

Activities supported:

  • Vacuum impregnation
  • Sample staining
  • Preparation of thin sections (50 x 25 mm) of required thickness (ca. 30-200 μm) with or without cover slip
  • Preparation of polished rock samples up to 30cm diameter.

Equipment

  • Firstreem Vacuum Temperature controlled oven
  • Fixed Jigs at 70 C Degrees
  • Precision lapping equipment (LP 40, 1PM51-1 Logitech polisher)
  • Vibro lap

Note:

Internal use only, discuss requirements with technical staff