Backscattered Scanning Electron Microscopy and Image Analysis of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks

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Backscattered scanning electron microscopy (BSE) reveals the minerals, textures, and fabrics of sediments and rocks in much greater detail than is possible with conventional optical microscopy. Backscattered Scanning Electron Microscopy provides a concise summary of the BSE technique. This comprehensive guide uses abundant images to illustrate the type of information BSE yields and the application of the technique to the study of sediments and sedimentary rocks.
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Overview

Backscattered scanning electron microscopy (BSE) reveals the minerals, textures, and fabrics of sediments and rocks in much greater detail than is possible with conventional optical microscopy. Backscattered Scanning Electron Microscopy provides a concise summary of the BSE technique. This comprehensive guide uses abundant images to illustrate the type of information BSE yields and the application of the technique to the study of sediments and sedimentary rocks.
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"This book documents the positive impacts of two devices, the backscattered electron (BSE) analyzer and the digital image analyzer, on the quality of sedimentological research with the modern SEM...the book is well written. It was edited by four authors who are experienced in this aspect of sedimentary petrology and well regarded by their peers, and it contains many clear, high-quality reproductions of SEM microphotographs...I am certainly glad to have it on my shelf, because...it is a landmark in its field."

"I felt that I had a lot from the examples presented in this book, and that they had provoked a number of new ideas. Throughout, I gained the impression that the intention was not to simply present a review of previous applications, but instead to show how many new things could be done...I think that the book will be useful source for ideas for academic and professional geologists, and geotechnical companies and researchers. Worth having." Geological Magazine July 2001

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521019743
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/31/2005
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 7.87 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Ken Pye is an internationally renowned geomorphologist and sedimentologist who is the author or co-author of numerous books and journal articles. In addition to his current role as Director of Kenneth Pye Associates Ltd he has held academic appointments at the universities of Cambridge, Reading and Royal Holloway, London. Currently he is also a Visiting Professor at the School of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Southampton. His books include Aeolian Dust and Dust Deposits (1987), Aeolian Sand and Sand Dunes (2009), Saltmarshes (Cambridge University Press, 1992) and Sediment Transport and Depositional Processes (1994).

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 The nature of backscattered scanning electron images 4
3 Sediment grains, weathering, and early diagenetic phenomena 25
4 Sandstones 52
5 Shales 73
6 Carbonates 98
7 Desert (rock) varnish 119
8 Glauconite 131
9 Image analysis 145
Bibliography 173
Index 191
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