Over the years, Chemostrat has expanded the services on offer to now include more advanced isotopic techniques that so far have been used only in academia.
Some key papers include: Using Re-Os isotopes to determine the deposition age of petroleum source-rock formation (organic-rich shales) is a major research theme, both in terms of technical development and application.
As a result, accurate and precise ages are difficult to determine for these successions, which hampers attempts to correlate successions across different regions.
Recent studies with the Re-Os geochronometer are beginning to improve our understanding of the biological, geochemical, atmospheric, climatic and tectonic transformations recorded in the Proterozoic rock record.
Re-Os isotopes natural hydrocarbons are directly related to source-rock Re-Os isotope character and in some cases Re-Os geochronology of hydrocarbons is possible.
The rhenium-osmium (Re-Os) dating technique is uniquely able to date directly sulfide minerals and some natural metals because both elements have strongly siderophile and chalcophile characteristics.