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Title: Method for thinning specimen

Abstract

A method for thinning (such as in grinding and polishing) a material surface using an instrument means for moving an article with a discontinuous surface with an abrasive material dispersed between the material surface and the discontinuous surface where the discontinuous surface of the moving article provides an efficient means for maintaining contact of the abrasive with the material surface. When used to dimple specimens for microscopy analysis, a wheel with a surface that has been modified to produce a uniform or random discontinuous surface significantly improves the speed of the dimpling process without loss of quality of finish.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175271
Patent Number(s):
6,866,560
Application Number:
10/339,832
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation SNL-L
DOE Contract Number:  
AC-04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Follstaedt, David M., and Moran, Michael P. Method for thinning specimen. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Follstaedt, David M., & Moran, Michael P. Method for thinning specimen. United States.
Follstaedt, David M., and Moran, Michael P. Tue . "Method for thinning specimen". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175271.
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abstractNote = {A method for thinning (such as in grinding and polishing) a material surface using an instrument means for moving an article with a discontinuous surface with an abrasive material dispersed between the material surface and the discontinuous surface where the discontinuous surface of the moving article provides an efficient means for maintaining contact of the abrasive with the material surface. When used to dimple specimens for microscopy analysis, a wheel with a surface that has been modified to produce a uniform or random discontinuous surface significantly improves the speed of the dimpling process without loss of quality of finish.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2005},
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