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Overview

BRIDGE DECK
Science office
Technical support office
Operations office
Nitrogen generator

CORE DECK
Core receiving
Core splitting/sampling
Core description
Microscopy
Paleomagnetism
Paleontology prep
Petrophysics
Stratigraphic correlation
Downhole measurements
Electronics shop
Science container
Lab chemicals

FO'C'S'LE DECK
Chemistry
Microbiology
Thin section
X-ray
Sample preparation
Conference room
Imaging office
Publications office
Staff office
Hospital
Lab chemicals

MAIN DECK
Mess hall, galley, laundry


'TWEEN DECK (forward)
Recreation


'TWEEN DECK (lower)
Computer & data services


HOLD DECK
Core storage


FANTAIL
Underway geophysics


Accommodations

Ship's systems


Core Deck: Microscopy Lab

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Function

The Microscopy laboratory is used by shipboard paleontologists to identify microfossils for dating the sediments.

Instruments

  • Two Zeiss SV-II binocular zoom microscopes, capable of 4–400× magnification and either reflected or transmitted light viewing, including cross-polarized light capability
  • One Zeiss Axioplan microscope equipped for simultaneous transmitted and reflected polarized light viewing, with a large variety of objectives
  • Two Zeiss Axioskop microscopes equipped for simultaneous transmitted and reflected polarized light viewing, with a large variety of objectives
  • One Zeiss Axiophot microscope equipped for DIC, phase contrast, and fluorescence studies and for cross-polarized light, plane-transmitted light, and darkfield illumination
  • Most microscopes are equipped with SPOT cameras for digital microphotography
  • PICAT to photograph full thin section images in plane- and cross-polarized light (Quick Start guide; Cumulus)
  • Please note that proprietary manuals are available upon request and subject to limited use

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