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Quantitative bioimaging of Cd and Pb through laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS imaging) to tree rings and speleothems

Grant number: 19/00063-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2019
Effective date (End): February 28, 2022
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
Cooperation agreement: National Science Foundation (NSF) and NSF’s Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE)
Principal researcher:Marco Aurelio Zezzi Arruda
Grantee:Danielle da Silva Francischini
Home Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:17/50085-3 - PIRE: climate research education in the Americas using tree-ring speleothem examples (PIRE-CREATE), AP.TEM


This project will explore two main goals: i) the acquisition of quantitative data along of tree rings profiles and/or speleothems; ii) the acquisition of elemental bioimaging through the quantitative spatial elemental distribution in such samples employing the laser ablation system coupled to the ICP-MS. (AU)