Article elemental characterisation of melanin in feathers via synchrotron x-ray imaging and absorption spectroscopy appears in septembers scientific reports journal.
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Their research has been able to show that the trace metal zinc, when it is bonded to sulphur compounds in a specific way, is a reliable and sensitive indicator for the presence of pheomelanin within the distinct feathers of birds of prey.
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Collaboration with the uks diamond light source x-ray laboratories and stanford university in the usa, the scientists analysed feathers shed by birds housed in animal sanctuaries.
.jpgan international team of scientists led by the university of manchester has used state-of-the-art x-ray methods to analyse the chemistry of feathers of birds, in order to discover the true colours of extinct ancient animals such as dinosaurs.
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