[MSA-talk] Epoxy for min/glass mounts

Pilar Madrigal pilarmq at vt.edu
Fri Nov 24 12:33:54 EST 2017


Thank you so much for all your input!

Kind regards!
Pilar

On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 3:48 AM, Peter Laugesen <pl at pelcon.dk> wrote:

> Hi Pilar,
>
>
>
> We use a UV-glue hardening system that ensures perfect, bubble-free and
> very fast bonding.
>
>
>
> Block-samples are:
>
> -        [In case of weak samples: Pre-vacuum-impregnated with low
> viscosity (fluorescent) epoxy]
>
> -        Ground
>
> -        Vacuum-impregnated with low viscosity (fluorescent) epoxy, which
> is entered while the sample is in full vacuum, ensuring no bubbles and
> perfect bonding
>
> -        Re-ground to a level 5 microns deeper in the sample which is now
> ‘epoxy-reinforced’
>
> -        Polished
>
>
>
> Thin sections are:
>
> -        Treated as above
>
> -        Glued to the object glass by UV-hardening glue
>
> -        Ground
>
> -        Polished (if needed)
>
>
>
> You are welcome to contact me for further info on the materials we use.
>
>
>
>
>
> Best regards / Med venlig hilsen
>
> Peter Laugesen
>
>
>
> PELCON
>
> Pelcon Materials & Testing ApS
>
> Industriparken 22B
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>
> DK-2750 Ballerup
>
> Denmark
>
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>
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>
>
>
> *Fra:* msa-talk-bounces at minlists.org [mailto:msa-talk-bounces at minlists.org]
> *På vegne af *Pilar Madrigal
> *Sendt:* 21. november 2017 23:04
> *Til:* MSA-talk at minlists.org
> *Emne:* [MSA-talk] Epoxy for min/glass mounts
>
>
>
> Hi there,
>
>
>
> Has anyone had experience using the EpoxyMount system from Allied High
> Tech Products to make mineral or glass mounts for EMPA and/or LA-ICPMS
> analyses? (https://consumables.alliedhightech.com/EpoxyMount-p/epxymt.htm
> )
>
>
>
> Does it work well under high temperatures? or does it have any drawbacks?
> I have worked with the Buehler EpoxyCure resin before but have never heard
> of this other product until now and I am curious to hear some input.
>
>
>
> Thank you!
>
> Kind regards,
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Pilar Madrigal Quesada, Ph.D.
>
> Escuela Centroamericana de Geología
>
> Universidad de Costa Rica
>
> San Pedro de Montes de Oca, San José, Costa Rica
>
> Tel. +506-2511-8132 <+506%202511%208132>
>



-- 
Pilar Madrigal Quesada

Ph.D.
Department of Geosciences
4044 Derring Hall
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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