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Sample Preparation X-ray Lab Microbiology Lab Fume canopy Lapwheel Petrothin PM2Apolisher Press Cabinet Scope LP-30lappingmachine Hot Zeiss microscope Logitech PM2A polishing machine Logitech LP-30 lapping machine Buehler Petrothin thin section system

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The Thin Section lab provides equipment for making thin sections of lithified and nonlithified materials.


  • Buehler Petrothin thin section system housed under 9 ft2 fume canopy
  • Logitech LP-30 lapping machine
  • Logitech PM2A precision polishing and lapping machine
  • Zeiss microscope
Thin Section Laboratory