Embedding unfrozen lake sediments for thin section preparation
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- Lamoureux, S.F. J Paleolimnol (1994) 10: 141. doi:10.1007/BF00682510
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A method for subsampling and embedding unfrozen sediments is described. The method requires commonly available equipment and can be implemented efficiently and cost-effectively. Thin sections prepared from the embedded unfrozen sediments preserve very fine structural detail, without interruption due to ice-crystal casts. The method provides a viable alternative to subsampling methods requiring either frozen sediments or specialized equipment.