Glossary of terms and abbreviations relevant to the International Seabed Authority and the documents it produces
Please note that this is a constantly evolving document.
A method for studying microscopic crystal morphology using the scattering of x-rays by matter. Allows for the identification of the minerals present in the sample under investigation. Abbreviated to XRD
A quantitative chemical analysis method for determining the elements present in a sample and their concentrations using the fluorescence produced by the sample when it is exposed to x-rays. Abbreviated to XRF.
Expendable CTD probe.