A coated paper sample has been prepared with ion beam slope cutting in order to test the procedure with regard to its appicability.
With the use of ion beam slope cutting a cross section of paper could be prepared. On the basis of this sample processing, it was possible to show the largely unaffected original structure of the thermally-sensitive paper in the scanning electron microscope. Due to the parallel ion incidence with respect to the cut surface, the original structure was not modified. The scanning electron microscope images show a cross-section through coated paper. The surface, the coating and the fibre structure of the paper are easily recognizab