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Crystallography Used to Analyse Fossils and Assign them to Microscopic Organisms

News   Mar 28, 2018 | Original Story from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

 
Crystallography Used to Analyse Fossils and Assign them to Microscopic Organisms

The image shows a thin section of a fossilised organism, which has not yet been able to be assigned to a particular species. FAU researchers have examined the samples using a method derived from materials science. The coloured fields are individual crystals, the colour shows their crystallographic orientation. Credit: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2018.00016/abstract).

 
 
 

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