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Advanced synchrotron characterization of paleontological specimens

Pierre Gueriau, Sylvain Bernard and Loic Bertrand
Advanced synchrotron characterization of paleontological specimens (in Earth sciences for cultural heritage, Gilberto Artioli (editor) and Simona Quartieri (editor))
Elements (February 2016) 12 (1): 45-50


Characterizing fossils and quantifying paleoenvironmental proxies at a detailed scale is a significant challenge. Three-dimensional tomographic reconstructions are becoming increasingly common, and new imaging approaches, such as synchrotron-based fast X-ray scanning and full-field multispectral imaging, now provide the means to (1) describe fossil morphology at a very fine scale, (2) decipher long-term alteration processes, and (3) better identify conservation requirements. These developments have opened new research avenues for the study of complex heterogeneous materials at the intersection between paleontology, biology, mineralogy, geochemistry, conservation science, materials science, and analytical instrumentation.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 12
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Advanced synchrotron characterization of paleontological specimens
Title: Earth sciences for cultural heritage
Author(s): Gueriau, PierreBernard, SylvainBertrand, Loic
Author(s): Artioli, Gilbertoeditor
Author(s): Quartieri, Simonaeditor
Affiliation: Universite Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Affiliation: Universita di Padova, Dipartimento di Geoscienze, Padua, Italy
Pages: 45-50
Published: 201602
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 32
Accession Number: 2016-025882
Categories: Vertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: Universita di Messina, ITA, ItalySorbonne Universites, FRA, France
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201613
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