Based in and supported by the School of Geosciences, the Edinburgh Ion Microprobe Facility, EIMF, is recognised internationally as an outstanding SIMS laboratory and widely regarded as the 'jewel in the crown' of UK National Facilities for the Earth and Environmental sciences.
The team, which included a researcher from the School of GeoSciences say that a 530-million-year-old fossil contains what could be the oldest eye ever discovered.
Researchers from the universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde, in partnership with the National Geosequestration Laboratory (CSIRO) in Australia, have identified the key challenges to using tracers for offshore monitoring, which should be the focus of future research.
Their work identified issues such as the potential lifespan of tracer chemicals over long timeframes http://www.sccs.org.uk/, tracer behaviour in marine sediments or CO2 bubble streams, possible legal constraints and environmental effects, and how best to sample the tracers.
Senior Lecturer in Experimental Geoscience and Earth Materials Science