Calcite Growth Experiments
In addition to being so-so-so close to resubmitting our TitaniQ manuscript, and to working on my Butte manuscript, I've been trying my chops at growing calcite. The project, designed to quantify the effect of substrate roughness on growth style and trace element incorporation, is being done by myself, recently- graduated undergraduate Molly Pickerel, and PhD candidate Ellen Olsen.
And the experiments are so fun. Definitely a welcome reprieve from the doldrums of dissertation- and manuscript-making
Below, peep some results from our trial run (we're just trying to wrinkle out potential problems before running the real experiments).