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Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry in the Earth Sciences: Gleaning the Big Picture from a Small Spot

Series: Mineralogical Association of Canada Short Course Series Volume: 41

By: Mostafa Fayek(Editor)

148 pages, b/w illustrations, tables

Mineralogical Association of Canada

Paperback | Dec 2009 | #184266 | ISBN-13: 9780921294504
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Obtaining a quantitative and predictive understanding of geological systems, including exploitable energy sources, requires knowledge of the age of origin and subsequent thermal history of the system over geological time.

While analysis of milligram- and microgram-sized materials is routine, obtaining important geologic information from features such as zoned minerals and cemented intergranular regions requires in situ measurements at the micron scale. An important breakthrough in this regard was the development of the secondary ion mass spectrometer (SIMS). SIMS is capable of performing precise and accurate in-situ measurements of most elements and their isotopes with ca. 10 micrometer resolution.

This short course volume introduces SIMS analytical techniques and assesses their applications in the Earth sciences. Topics include light stable and non-traditional isotope analysis, radiogenic isotope analysis quaternary geochronology, and depth profiling techniques.


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