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Vol 61, No 4 (2002)
Technical Note
Published online: 2002-08-29
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Application of a mixture of glycol polyethylenes for the preparation of microcorrosion casts - an observation

Jerzy A. Walocha, Adam J. Miodoński, Maria Nowogrodzka-Zagórska, Radosław Kuciel, Janusz Gorczyca
Folia Morphol 2002;61(4):313-316.

open access

Vol 61, No 4 (2002)
Technical Note
Published online: 2002-08-29
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

Preparation of microcorrosion casts that can be used for observation in SEM is a laborious, time-consuming procedure. The authors paid particular attention to the process of dissection of the microcorrosion casts. This prompted the authors to reconstruct the plastic mass, produced by the firm Gurr (Great Britain) in the 1970s, which was used by them in previous research to immerse the cast in order to minimise the damage. By using easily obtainable polyethylene glycols, characterised by different physical and chemical features, in order to obtain smooth surface of the section, a low-toxic mixture was composed, which protected the microcorrosion casts sufficiently and did not interfere with the physical and chemical properties of the cast.

Abstract

Preparation of microcorrosion casts that can be used for observation in SEM is a laborious, time-consuming procedure. The authors paid particular attention to the process of dissection of the microcorrosion casts. This prompted the authors to reconstruct the plastic mass, produced by the firm Gurr (Great Britain) in the 1970s, which was used by them in previous research to immerse the cast in order to minimise the damage. By using easily obtainable polyethylene glycols, characterised by different physical and chemical features, in order to obtain smooth surface of the section, a low-toxic mixture was composed, which protected the microcorrosion casts sufficiently and did not interfere with the physical and chemical properties of the cast.
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Keywords

microcorrosion casts; SEM; polyethylene glycol

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Title

Application of a mixture of glycol polyethylenes for the preparation of microcorrosion casts - an observation

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 61, No 4 (2002)

Pages

313-316

Published online

2002-08-29

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2002;61(4):313-316.

Keywords

microcorrosion casts
SEM
polyethylene glycol

Authors

Jerzy A. Walocha
Adam J. Miodoński
Maria Nowogrodzka-Zagórska
Radosław Kuciel
Janusz Gorczyca

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