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Iron Incorporation in Biominerals

Testing for the possible incorporation of Fe2+ ions in the crystalline structure of coralline algae after the world’s biggest mining disaster, which spilled up to 60 million m3 of ore tailing in Brazilian protected coastal areas. Measurements were performed using WDS due to better sensitivity and precision. WDS is an essential tool for the measurement of small amounts of contaminants in biological samples. The research can determine whether the contaminant ions can be trapped inside the crystalline structure.

By downloading this application note, you will learn how:

  • Incorporation of metal ions in biominerals
  • WDS applications in environmental studies
  • How WDS allows better sensitivity & precision in quantitative microanalysis
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