Application of radiogenic isotopes in geosciences

overview and perspectives

Svetlana Tessalina*, Fred Jourdan, Laurie Nunes, Allen Kennedy, Steven Denyszyn, Igor Puchtel, Mathieu Touboul, Robert Creaser, Maud Boyet, Elena Belousova, Anne Trinquier

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    Abstract

    Wider use of radiogenic isotopes in geosciences has been enabled by developments in massspectrometry at the beginning of the 21st century. Nowadays, radiogenic isotope geochemistry forms an integrated part of geosciences in a range of applications, starting from formation of planetary systems, genesis, and the evolution of Earth's lithosphere and associated mineral and oil deposits, as well as environmental tracers. Two primary types of information are available from radiogenic isotopes studies: age determination and isotopic source tracing. In this chapter, the range of isotope systematics currently used in geosciences and their applications are reviewed, together with progress in analytical technologies. The chapter brings together internationally recognised researchers whohave been at the forefront of analytical technologies in the field of geochemistry of radiogenic isotopes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPrinciples and practice of analytical techniques in geosciences
    EditorsKliti Grice
    Place of PublicationCambridge
    PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
    Pages49-93
    Number of pages45
    ISBN (Electronic)9781782625025, 9781782623052
    ISBN (Print)9781849736497
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Publication series

    NameRSC detection science series
    PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
    Number4
    ISSN (Print)2052-3068

    Keywords

    • RE-OS ISOTOPE
    • EARLY EARTH DIFFERENTIATION
    • EARLY CORE FORMATION
    • EARLY SOLAR-SYSTEM
    • HF-W CHRONOMETRY
    • SIDEROPHILE ELEMENT SYSTEMATICS
    • AR-40/AR-39 DATING TECHNIQUE
    • EARLY MANTLE DIFFERENTIATION
    • METEORITE PARENT BODIES
    • U-PB

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