A new system is described that permits real-time microdrilling of sedimentary grains and crystals within cathodoluminescence zonations. Low-light cathodoluminescence photomicrograph images are captured with a thermoelectrically cooled color video camera and saved on a computer. These cathodoluminescence images are then transparently superimposed on a standard color video image of the sample being microdrilled on a 20 μm scale using a video mixer. This integrated system can be applied to a wide variety of sedimentary rocks and minerals.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Sedimentary Research|
|State||Published - 2001|
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