Thermal Reactivity of Fossilized Dinosaur Eggshells

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The thermal reactivity of fossilized/petrified dinosaur eggshells excavated in China, Argentina and France has been studied by means of thermal analysis/mass spectrometry (TG-MS), X-ray diffractometry (XRD) and analytical scanning electron microscopy (SEM-EDX). The results provide more detailed information on the properties of these fossil materials and therefore allow an improved typology of this most remarkable family of creatures.

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Wiedemann, H.G., Reller, A. Thermal Reactivity of Fossilized Dinosaur Eggshells. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 60, 1045–1053 (2000) doi:10.1023/A:1010140631791

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  • combined thermal analysis/mass spectrometry
  • dinosaur eggshells
  • phase analysis
  • scanning electron microscopy
  • thermal reactivity
  • X-ray diffraction