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dc.contributor.authorKaye, Thomas G.
dc.contributor.authorFalk, Amanda Renee
dc.contributor.authorPittman, Michael
dc.contributor.authorSereno, Paul C.
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Larry D.
dc.contributor.authorBurnham, David A.
dc.contributor.authorGong, Enpu
dc.contributor.authorXu, Xing
dc.contributor.authorWang, Yinan
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-15T17:14:26Z
dc.date.available2015-06-15T17:14:26Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-27
dc.identifier.citationKaye TG, Falk AR, Pittman M, Sereno PC, Martin LD, Burnham DA, et al. (2015) Laser-Stimulated Fluorescence in Paleontology. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0125923.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0125923
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/18064
dc.description.abstractFluorescence using ultraviolet (UV) light has seen increased use as a tool in paleontology over the last decade. Laser-stimulated fluorescence (LSF) is a next generation technique that is emerging as a way to fluoresce paleontological specimens that remain dark under typical UV. A laser’s ability to concentrate very high flux rates both at the macroscopic and microscopic levels results in specimens fluorescing in ways a standard UV bulb cannot induce. Presented here are five paleontological case histories that illustrate the technique across a broad range of specimens and scales. Novel uses such as back-lighting opaque specimens to reveal detail and detection of specimens completely obscured by matrix are highlighted in these examples. The recent cost reductions in medium-power short wavelength lasers and use of standard photographic filters has now made this technique widely accessible to researchers. This technology has the potential to automate multiple aspects of paleontology, including preparation and sorting of microfossils. This represents a highly cost-effective way to address paleontology's preparatory bottleneck.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Dr. Stephen S. F. Hui Trust Fund (201403173007), Faculty of Science and Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Hong Kong, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (41120124002), the 973 (National Basic Research) program (2012CB821900) and a Panorama grant supplied by the University of Kansas Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Institute. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.en_US
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen_US
dc.rights© 2015 Kaye et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectLasersen_US
dc.subjectFluorescenceen_US
dc.subjectFluorescnece imagingen_US
dc.subjectFossilsen_US
dc.subjectFluorescence microscopyen_US
dc.subjectWhite lighten_US
dc.subjectSkullen_US
dc.subjectTeethen_US
dc.titleLaser-Stimulated Fluorescence in Paleontologyen_US
dc.typeArticle
kusw.kuauthorMartin, Larry D.
kusw.kuauthorBurnham, David A.
kusw.kudepartmentDepartment of Palaeontologyen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0125923
kusw.oaversionScholarly/refereed, publisher version
kusw.oapolicyThis item meets KU Open Access policy criteria.
dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccess


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