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Helping to Characterise a 200 Million Years Old Ichthyosaur: Coating Fossilised Skin with Gold to Enable SEM Imaging

05:52 EST 15 Feb 2018 | Lab Bulletin

Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, report on how the University of Bristol prepared samples of fossilised skin for SEM imaging as part of the characterisation of a sea dragon skeleton aged more than 200 million years. David Attenborough has been fascinated by fossils since he was a boy. It was not therefore surprising to find him down on the Dorset coast of England to film...

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