|Determination of Ge/Si in marine siliceous microfossils: separation, cleaning and dissolution of diatoms and radiolaria|
Shemesh, A.; Mortlock, R.A.; Smith, R.J.; Froelich, P.N. (1988). Determination of Ge/Si in marine siliceous microfossils: separation, cleaning and dissolution of diatoms and radiolaria. Mar. Chem. 25(4): 305-323
In: Marine Chemistry. Elsevier: Amsterdam. ISSN 0304-4203; e-ISSN 1872-7581, meer
Analysis > Sediment analysis
Fossils > Animal fossils > Fossil radiolaria
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- Shemesh, A.
- Mortlock, R.A.
- Smith, R.J.
- Froelich, P.N.
A procedure is presented to separate diatoms and radiolaria from marine sediments and from each other, to purify them of elements associated with other phases, and to dissolve them to determine their elemental composition. The cleaning procedure eliminates artifacts due to the presence of detrital clays and the high sorption capacity of hydrated silica. Ge/Si measured in diatoms and radiolaria from core tops indicates that high-latitude Holocene diatoms accurately record the present-day oceanic Ge/Si, while radiolarian ratios are systematically lower and display more scatter.