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Stable isotopes in the earth sciences

International Stable Isotope Conference (1976 Lower Hutt)

Stable isotopes in the earth sciences

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Published by Science Information Division DSIR for Institute of Nuclear Sciences in Wellington(N.Z.) .
Written in English


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Statement[compiled and edited by B.W. Robinson].
SeriesBulletin -- 220.
ContributionsRobinson, B W., New Zealand. Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14071521M

Prof. Bradley Sageman uses carbon isotopes to fine-tune the chronology of the sediments laid around the Phanerozoic ocean anoxic events towards developing high-resolution stratigraphy spanning across North America. Research Staff. Andrew Masterson. Mass-dependent isotope fractionation of tungsten (W) isotopes has not received much attention until recently. This is mainly due to the small fractionation expected – as tungsten has a relatively high atomic mass – combined with the insufficient precision that could be achieved with the existing techniques.


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