Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry! Almost as bad as Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man
I had a productive meeting with my supervisors today, where we discussed the use of Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) in determining the rare earth element (REE) composition of fossil bone and surrounding matrix. Exciting times! Now I just have to choose who/what to sample...
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Dr Caitlin Syme is a palaeontologist who recently finished her PhD at The University of Queensland, studying the taphonomy (preservation state) of fossil non-avian dinosaurs, crocodiles and fish from the Winton Formation, Queensland, Australia. Think forensic science or CSI for fossils, and you're on the right track!
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