Acta Stereologica Acta Stereologica -  Volume 11 (1992)  Number 2 - Dec. 1992 

The stereology of spherical shells

Rodney Coleman
Department of Mathematics, Imperial College, London SW7 2BZ, UK


A specimen containing spherical particles each of which has a concentric spherical core is sectioned by an IUR plane. The profiles in the plane are a mixture of discs and annular rings. Formulae are given which relate the size distributions of the profiles to that of the particles.

Keywords : embryology, shell thickness distribution, spherical shell particles, stereological unfolding, Wicksell’s corpuscle problem

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Rodney Coleman, «The stereology of spherical shells», Acta Stereologica [En ligne], Volume 11 (1992), Number 2 - Dec. 1992, 137-142 URL :