Axelsson Rectangular Sediment Corer for X-ray
NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Many Years of Service in Studying Sediment Accumulation and Compaction
This sediment corer is designed for quantitative analysis of sediment properties using X-rays. It also allows for taking stereo-images of the sediment core. A method for creating a vertical profile of sediment density with very high resolution is described in Axelsson's manual. Unlike round corers this equipment gives cores with a constant cross section, which facilitates interpretation and analysis. There are ample examples for comparison at Axelsson's website, from many sedimentary environments, climate zones, and countries.
This corer conforms to the original design by Dr. Valter Axelsson. Reference:
Axelsson, V. and Håkansson, L., 1978: A gravity corer with a simple valve system. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 48, no. 2, p. 630-633.