|Microscopic observations on microtomed surface of ice
|Kinji Hyakutake , Atsushi Moribe, Atsushi Miyamoto, Kimiko Shimohara, Hitoshi Shoji
Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research. Special issue 56
Surface hollows appearing after microtome shaving were observed on poly-and single crystal specimens under an optical microscope in a cold room laboratory. Characteristic shell-shaped hollows appeared with their major axis perpendicular to the shaving direction. Fewer hollows appeared at specimen surfaces when the basal plane of the ice crystal was parallel or perpendicular to the specimen surface. The results observed could be easily interpreted if cleavage cracks form parallel or perpendicular to the basal plane near the blade edge during the microtome shaving process.
|International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology Series, 5th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology
|Kinji Hyakutake , Atsushi Moribe, Atsushi Miyamoto, Kimiko Shimohara, Hitoshi Shoji ( 2002 ) Microscopic observations on microtomed surface of ice. Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research. Special issue 56 , 295-301 .