Acta Stereologica Acta Stereologica -  Volume 17 (1998)  Number 2 - Sep. 1998 

NV-stereology for parallel sections

Kurt Wiencek
University of Mining and Metallurgy, Faculty of Metallurgy and Material Science, Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland


A system of convex particles distributed in space is characterised by the particle density NV. The intersection of the particle system with a pair of objects (points, parallel lines or parallel planes) separated by a distance λ, is characterised by a pair density function, i.e., the density of pairs of particle intersections as a function of λ. Stereological formulae for NV, related to the pair density functions are given. They form a basis for development of stereological methods for NV-estimation by counting measurements made on parallel sections.

Keywords : convex particles, erosion, parallel sections, particle size, random closed set, random function

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Kurt Wiencek, «NV-stereology for parallel sections», Acta Stereologica [En ligne], Volume 17 (1998), Number 2 - Sep. 1998, 157-173 URL :