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Dear colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the following session at the 2017 Goldschmidt conference in Paris (August 13-18):

Session 21L: "Pushing the limits: Innovation in isotopic and elemental methods"

Keynote speaker: Pr Olivier Donard (IPREM/CNRS)

Trace elements and isotopes have proved to be reliable tracers of geochemical processes, sample age determination and authentication. The continuous efforts of geochemists and instrument manufacturers have been targeted over the last decade, to improve performance of sample preparation, instrumentation and measurements methods to answer increasingly ambitious analytical challenges. This has allowed sample sizes to be reduced, enabling scientific investigation in directions never before possible, using both dissolution and in-situ sampling methodologies. Highlighting new developments in inorganic analytical geochemistry across the instrumentation platforms (ICPMS, TIMS, SIMS, XRF, EPMA,...) and including methods for sample preparation and introduction optimization, as well as strategies for standardization and data processing, this session seeks contributions of new analytical innovations that have opened the doors to greater scientific insight by producing data and quality seemingly impossible only a few years ago.

The abstract submission is open until April 1, 2017 at the following link: 


Best regards,
Emmanuel Ponzevera and
Matthew Horstwood
Département Ressources physiques et Écosystèmes de fond de Mer (REM)
Unité de Recherche Géosciences Marines
Laboratoire Cycles Géochimiques et ressources
Z.I. Pointe du diable
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