Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) as a tool for detection of coral diagenesis

  title={Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) as a tool for detection of coral diagenesis},
  author={Maggie Cusack and Jeff England and P. Dalbeck and Alexander W. Tudhope and Anthony E. Fallick and Nicola Allison},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
Fine-scale structures of intact modern and fossil coralline skeletons were analysed to determine alteration to secondary cements and phases using electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). EBSD analysis revealed secondary aragonite cements in endolithic borings in the modern skeleton and whole dissepiments of the fossil skeleton replaced by calcite, despite X-ray diffraction (XRD) bulk analysis of the general area suggesting only aragonite was present. Non-destructive, in situ screening of coral… CONTINUE READING
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