December 1, 2016
conference logo Abstract deadline extended       ·         Paleoenvironmental research (lacustrine & marine) ·         Environmental forensics and pollution ·         Mineral resources and gas hydrate studies ·         Other novel applications   Conference Website: Read more
August 10, 2015
book cover This month sees publication of a new book on Micro-XRF Studies of Sediment Cores - Applications of a non-destructive tool for the environmental sciences, edited by Ian Croudace (University of Southampton) and Guy Rothwell (BOSCORF).  This book is published by Springer in their Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research book series (No. 17)    This is the first book of its kind, dedicated to studies of sediment cores using micro-XRF core scanners, which have... Read more
May 28, 2015
PhD student Stephanie Bates from the University of Bristol visited BOSCORF to take SEM micrographs of benthic foraminifera. Her PhD project involves measuring Ba/Ca in benthic foraminifera and using this as a proxy for seawater alkalinity. Before measuring trace metal ratios such as Ba/Ca in foraminifera collected from marine sediments, it is necessary to clean them using a series of reagents intended to remove different contaminants. The SEM micrographs show the physical effects of... Read more