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dc.contributor.authorSaunders, M.
dc.contributor.authorKong, C.
dc.contributor.authorMenon, S.
dc.contributor.authorWacey, D.
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-17T21:56:08Z
dc.date.available2014-10-17T21:56:08Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Physics: Conference Series 522 (2014) 012024, Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group Conference 2013 (EMAG2013)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/43565
dc.descriptionThe article of record as published may be located at http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/522/1/012024en_US
dc.description.abstractElectron microscopy was applied to the study of 1 billion-year-old microfossils from northwest Scotland in order to investigate their 3D morphology and mode of fossilization. 3DFIB- SEM revealed high quality preservation of organic cell walls with only minor amounts of post-mortem decomposition, followed by variable degrees of morphological alteration (folding and compression of cell walls) during sediment compaction. EFTEM mapping plus SAED revealed a diverse fossilizing mineral assemblage including K-rich clay, Fe-Mg-rich clay and calcium phosphate, with each mineral occupying specific microenvironments in proximity to carbonaceous microfossil cell walls.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleElectron microscopy reveals unique microfossil preservation in 1 billion-year-old lakesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical and Aerospace Engineering


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