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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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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175271
Patent Number(s):
6866560
Application Number:
10/339,832
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B24 - GRINDING B24B - MACHINES, DEVICES, OR PROCESSES FOR GRINDING OR POLISHING
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B24 - GRINDING B24D - TOOLS FOR GRINDING, BUFFING, OR SHARPENING
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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