Tzu-chien Chiu

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Radiocarbon dating is the most widely used dating technique in the world. Recent advances in Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) and sample preparation techniques have reduced the sample-size requirements by a factor of 1000 and decreased the measurement time from weeks to minutes. Today, it is estimated that more than 90 percent of all measurements made on(More)
The divalent cation-induced protein folding properties of the template macromolecule, bovine dentine phosphophoryn (BDPP), have been examined by 1H/31P/13C/113Cd-nmr spectroscopy. Cd(II) was employed, exploiting the sensitivity of 113Cd-nmr to ligand-binding interactions and kinetics. Cation binding was studied over the stoichiometric range of 0-50: 1(More)
Fossil coral is an excellent archive to extend the radiocarbon (C) calibration beyond tree-ring records; however, published coral data older than 26,000 years before present are too disparate for practical calibration. We propose an explanation for these discrepancies: trace amounts of secondary calcite and organic matter in fossil corals shift the C ages(More)
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