Removing glue residue on Apex B and MagnoMet carrier plates

In Magnetic Systems, carrier plates are used to provide a flat and well supported surface for silicon carbide (SiC) paper.  If these papers are used heavily or for long periods, the pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) glue used can remain on the carrier plate after removal of the paper.  This can cause problems with flatness and …

Petrographic Preparation – how and why to frost your slide

Petrography Frosted Slide

In petrography, and in some other analyses, it is necessary to examine the structure of materials using light transmitted through the specimen.  For this to work effectively on rocks and minerals, the sample needs to be extremely thin – typically 5-30 microns.  Many applications need the thickness of the specimen to be extremely consistent, in …