Articles | Volume 17, issue 21
Technical note
10 Nov 2020
Technical note |  | 10 Nov 2020

Technical note: Single-shell δ11B analysis of Cibicidoides wuellerstorfi using femtosecond laser ablation MC-ICPMS and secondary ion mass spectrometry

Markus Raitzsch, Claire Rollion-Bard, Ingo Horn, Grit Steinhoefel, Albert Benthien, Klaus-Uwe Richter, Matthieu Buisson, Pascale Louvat, and Jelle Bijma


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (10 Sep 2020) by Jack Middelburg
AR by Markus Raitzsch on behalf of the Authors (22 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 Oct 2020) by Jack Middelburg
Short summary
The isotopic composition of boron in carbonate shells of marine unicellular organisms is a popular tool to estimate seawater pH. Usually, many shells need to be dissolved and measured for boron isotopes, but the information on their spatial distribution is lost. Here, we investigate two techniques that allow for measuring boron isotopes within single shells and show that they yield robust mean values but provide additional information on the heterogeneity within and between single shells.
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