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Novel heating/cooling stage designed for fluid inclusion microthermometry of large stalagmite sections

Krüger, Y., Hiltbrunner, B., Luder, A., Fleitmann, D. and Frenz, M. (2014) Novel heating/cooling stage designed for fluid inclusion microthermometry of large stalagmite sections. Chemical Geology, 386. pp. 59-65. ISSN 0009-2541

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.08.004

Abstract/Summary

Liquid–vapour homogenisation temperatures of fluid inclusions in stalagmites are used for quantitative temperature reconstructions in paleoclimate research. Specifically for this application, we have developed a novel heating/cooling stage that can be operated with large stalagmite sections of up to 17 × 35 mm2 to simplify and improve the chronological reconstruction of paleotemperature time-series. The stage is designed for use of an oil immersion objective and a high-NA condenser front lens to obtain high-resolution images for bubble radius measurements. The temperature accuracy of the stage is better than ± 0.1 °C with a precision (reproducibility) of ± 0.02 °C.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Scientific Archaeology
Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Archaeology
ID Code:40202
Uncontrolled Keywords:Microthermometry; Heating stage; Stalagmites; Homogenisation temperature; Paleotemperature
Publisher:Elsevier

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