LA-ICP-MS Geochronology: From Petrology to Provenance and Sedimentation
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 February 2020)
Interests: geochronology sensu lato; petrochronology sensu lato; petrochronology of accessory minerals; in-situ U-Th-Pb dating; geology of the Alps; geology of the Ivrea Verbano zone; geology of Thailand
Interests: LA-ICP-MS geochronology; metamorphic petrology; magmatic petrology; tectonics
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This Special Issue of Geosciences is focused on LA-ICP-MS U-Th-Pb geochronology. This technique allows for the dating of micro-volumes of U- and Th-bearing minerals (i.e., zircon, monazite, xenotime, allanite, apatite, rutile, titanite, baddeleyite, and also calcite), which are common in metamorphic, magmatic, and sedimentary rocks. The minerals are usually analyzed as separates or directly in thin sections, thus, preserving the textural information of the obtained isotopic ratios.
LA-ICP-MS is widely used for dating metamorphic reactions and P-T segments, as well as magmatic events, and usually the in situ geochronological data are combined with chemical (major and trace elements), isotopic (e.g., O and Hf isotopes of zircon) and microstructural (EBSD) data.
The aim of this Special Issue is to gather new applications and review articles applying in situ U-Th-Pb dating by LA-ICP-MS dealing with basement geology, magmatic petrology and sedimentary studies.
Prof. Urs Klötzli
Dr. Antonio Langone
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- LA-ICP-MS dating
- Accessory minerals
- P-T-t reconstructions
- Magmatic evolution
- Sedimentary provenance