News: Honours Projects - Nigel Spooner
Noble gases in ancient fluid droplets in minerals
Honours projects: Extract rare noble gas isotopes from specific mineral phases such as quartz.
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Testing for irradiated foods
Honours project: Optimise methodologies to detect irradiated food by optically-stimulated luminescence.
Fossils under a new light
Honours projects: Use new fluorescence imaging techniques to analyse fossils that range in age from half-a-billion to some tens of thousands of years old.
Saving megafauna from bacteria
Honours projects: Identify and image biofilms that threaten the Naracoorte Caves National Park fossils.
It’s space water, but not as we know it
Honours projects: Explore laser-induced fluorescence of water and aqueous minerals for space applications.
Honours projects: The Environmental Luminescence group studies a range of real-world problems requiring the detection of ultra-low levels of light, of relevance to Environmental Monitoring, Quaternary Geology, Archaeology, Palaeontology, Earth Sciences, and Defence and National Security.