A Ring-mount for micro-cross-sections of paint and other materials

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Journal Article


West, Elisabeth H.;


Studies in conservation, Volume 4, Number 1, p.27-31 (1959)


cross-sections, paint film, paints, ring mounts, Selectron 5026


A ring about 3 mm in length is cut from a tube of Plexiglas (polymethylmethacrylate) of 2 cm outside diameter, and is glued to the centre of a microscope slide. It is partly filled with a cold-setting polyester resin, and the fragment of which a cross-section is to be made is placed vertically in a small cut made in the set resin. The remainder of the ring is filled with resin. After setting, the resin is ground down and polished to reveal the cross-section. (G.T.)