Don Chipley

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A new technique has been developed to assess the mobility and site of specific elements in complex natural materials such as rocks. Concentration profiles during leaching were obtained by pumping reagents (water, 1% HNO3, 10% HNO3, 30% HNO3), either continuously or with flow injection, through a microcolumn of sample while continuously monitoring analyte(More)
BACKGROUND Isotopes can provide unique solutions to fundamental problems related to the ecology and evolution of migration and dispersal because prior movements of individuals can theoretically be tracked from tissues collected from a single capture. However, there is still remarkably little information available about how and why isotopes vary in wild(More)
Strontium isotopes ((87)Sr/(86)Sr) can be useful biological markers for a wide range of forensic science applications, including wildlife tracking. However, one of the main advantages of using (87)Sr/(86)Sr values, that there is no fractionation from geological bedrock sources through the food web, also happens to be a critical assumption that has never(More)
Selenium concentrations of transition metal sulphides, albeit low, may be an important tool in exploration for economic ore deposits. These low concentrations necessitate the use of hydride generation for sample introduction, a very sensitive means of pre-concentration that results in low interference. However, transition metals interfere with the(More)
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