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High resolution, non-contact removal rate module for serial sectioning

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April 16, 2019
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The present invention relates to a metallographic system including a measurement module configured to provide precise differential measurements of a sample after serial sectioning, as well as methods of employing such a module. In particular example, the measurement module provides differential measurement(s) without contacting the surface of a sample, thereby minimizing contamination of the sample surface.
September 14, 2017
G01B 11/22 (20060101);
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under contract no. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC. The Government has certain rights in the invention.