High Throughput Imaging of Geological Slides

March 3, 2017 Brenda Ropoulos

Technology note: The microscopic examination of thin sectioned and polished geological samples with a polarized light microscope is a well-known technique. Because of increasing demand from the oil and gas industry, higher throughput in processing and digitizing samples must be achieved. In recent years, fully automated and integrated systems, such as ZEISS Axio Scan.Z1, have been developed that have made it possible to achieve much higher throughput in digitizing and analyzing thin sections. In this note, the ZEISS Axio Scan.Z1 is used to show how easily petrographic thin sections can now be imaged with high throughput.

Oil bearing sandstone, 20x pol objective, transmitted polarized light. High throughput thin film petrographic imaging.

 

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