Myriad applications for isotope analysis
NIWA’s New Wave micromill is used to prepare microsamples for chemical and isotopic analysis. Complex structures can be sampled with submicron stage resolution and positional accuracy. Pictured clockwise top to bottom are: speleothem (being milled), bamboo coral sections, a galaxid otolith, a pair of pilchard otoliths.
NIWA is the leading institute in New Zealand doing high resolution analysis of stable isotopes in carbonates to identify environmental change over timescales of tens to thousands of years.