we would like to draw your attention to the clumped isotope session we are organizing for the Goldschmidt Conference in Prague this year (Aug 16-21, 2015).
The abstract deadline is on April 2 and the session description is as follows:
Session 25j: Isotope Ordering: New Insights About and from the Measurement of Clumped Isotopes in Different Molecules
Convenors: Anna Nele Meckler, Aradhna Tripati, Robert Eagle, Martin Ziegler
Keynote: John Eiler (Caltech)
The last years have seen a rapid expansion in our ability to determine the isotopic ordering (“clumping”) state in different molecules, such as CO2and low-weight organic compounds, and to utilize this information to infer formation temperatures. The debate is open whether this new approach is in the enthusiasm, pessimism, or realism stage of proxy development: The growing field has already led to major progress in numerous sub-disciplines of the Earth Sciences and beyond, but the analytically challenging technique requires careful control of artifacts introduced during sample preparation and measurement, which continue to be discovered. However, methodological advances appear to keep pace. This session aims to pull together research on all aspects of clumped isotope thermometry, from technical developments theoretical and experimental studies, to applications to fundamental research questions.
More information about the conference can be found at http://www.goldschmidt.info/2015/
We are looking forward to your submitted abstracts and an exciting session in beautiful Prague!
Nele Meckler, Aradhna Tripati, Rob Eagle, and Martin Ziegler
Dr. Nele Meckler
Department of Earth Science
University of Bergen
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