Microstructural Geochronology. Planetary Records Down to Atom Scale. Geophysical Monograph Series

  • ID: 4319066
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  • 402 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Geochronology techniques enable the study of planetary evolution and environmental change over billions of years. This volume integrates two aspects of geochronology: one based on classical methods of orientation and spatial patterns, and the other on ratios of radioactive isotopes and their decay products.

The chapters illustrate how material science techniques are taking this field to the atomic scale, enabling us to image the chemical and structural record of mineral lattice growth and deformation, and sometimes the structures formed by radioactive parent and daughter atoms themselves, to generate a microstructural geochronology from some of the most resilient materials in the solar system.

Volume highlights include:

  • First compilation of research focusing on the crystal structure, material properties, and chemical zoning of the geochronology mineral archive down to nanoscale
  • Novel comparisons of mineral time archives from different rocky planets and asteroids and their shock metamorphic histories
  • Fundamentals on how to reconstruct and date radiogenic isotope distributions using atom probe tomography

Microstructural Geochronology: Planetary Records Down to Atom Scale will be a valuable resource for graduate students, academics, and researchers in the fields of petrology, geochronology, mineralogy, geochemistry, planetary geology, astrobiology, chemistry, and material science. It will also appeal to philosophers and historians of science, and scholars of other disciplines who are interested in natural records of ′deep time′.

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Contributors vii

Preface xi

Part I: Chemical Microstructure/Zoning

1 Zircon as Magma Monitor: Robust, Temperature ]Dependent Partition Coefficients from Glass and Zircon Surface and Rim Measurements from Natural SystemsLily L. Claiborne, Calvin F. Miller, Guillherme A. R. Gualda, Tamara L. Carley, Aaron K. Covey, Joseph L. Wooden, and Marc A. Fleming  3

2 Petrology and Geochronology of Metamorphic ZirconMatthew J. Kohn and Nigel M. Kelly  35

3 Origins of Textural, Compositional, and Isotopic Complexity in Monazite and Its Petrochronological AnalysisCallum J. Hetherington, Ethan L. Backus, Christopher R. M. McFarlane, Christopher M. Fisher, and D. Graham Pearson  63

4 Application of Single ]Shot Laser Ablation Split ]Stream Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry to Accessory Phase PetrochronologyJohn M. Cottle and Michael A. Stearns  91

5 Comparing Chemical Microstructures of Some Early Solar System Zircon from Differentiated Asteroids, Mars and EarthJulia Roszjar, Desmond E. Moser, Brendt C. Hyde, Chutimun Chanmuang, and Kimberly Tait  113

6 Crystallization of Baddeleyite in Basaltic Rocks from Mars, and Comparisons with the Earth, Moon, and VestaChristopher D. K. Herd, Desmond E. Moser, Kimberly Tait, James R. Darling, Barry J. Shaulis, and Timothy J. McCoy  137

Part II: Orientation Microstructure

7 Strength and Deformation of Zircon at Crustal and Mantle PressuresIevgeniia Morozova, Sean R. Shieh, Desmond E. Moser, Ivan R. Barker, and John M. Hanchar  169

8 Role of Elastic Anisotropy in the Development of Deformation Microstructures in ZirconNicholas E. Timms, David Healy, Timmons M. Erickson, Alexander A. Nemchin, Mark A. Pearce, and Aaron J. Cavosie  183

9 The Rietputs Formation in South Africa: A Pleistocene Fluvial Archive of Meteorite Impact Unique to the Kaapvaal CratonAaron J. Cavosie, Timmons M. Erickson, Pedro E. Montalvo, Diana C. Prado, Nadja O. Cintron, and Ryan J. Gibbon  203

10 Deciphering the Effects of Zircon Deformation and Recrystallization to Resolve the Age and Heritage of an Archean Mafic Granulite ComplexNicole M. Rayner, Mary Sanborn ]Barrie, and Desmond E. Moser  225

11 Alpha Recoil Loss of Pb from Baddeleyite Evaluated by High ]Resolution Ion Microprobe (SHRIMP II) Depth Profiling and Numerical Modeling: Implications for the Interpretation of U ]Pb Ages in Small Baddeleyite CrystalsWilliam J. Davis and Donald W. Davis 247

12 Transmission Electron Microscope Imaging Sharpens Geochronological Interpretation of Zircon and MonaziteAnne ]Magali Seydoux ]Guillaume, Bernard Bingen, Valerie Bosse, Emilie Janots, and Antonin T. Laurent 261

Part III: 3D Nanostructure

13 Detecting Micro ] and Nanoscale Variations in Element Mobility in High ]Grade Metamorphic Rocks: Implication for Precise U ]Pb Dating of ZirconMonika A. Kusiak, Simon A. Wilde, Richard Wirth, Martin J. Whitehouse, Daniel J. Dunkley, Ian Lyon, Steven M. Reddy, Andrew Berry, and Martin de Jonge 279

14 The Optimization of Zircon Analyses by Laser ]Assisted Atom Probe Microscopy: Insights from the 91500 Zircon StandardDavid W. Saxey, Steven M. Reddy, Denis Fougerouse, and William D. A. Rickard 293

15 Atom Probe Tomography of Phalaborwa Baddeleyite and Reference Zircon BR266David A. Reinhard, Desmond E. Moser, Isabelle Martin, Katherine P. Rice, Yimeng Chen, David Olson, Daniel Lawrence, Ty J. Prosa, and David J. Larson 315

16 Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis for Spatial and Spectral Processing of Pb Isotopes in Zircon by Atom Probe TomographyTyler B. Blum, David A. Reinhard, Yimeng Chen, Ty J. Prosa, David J. Larson, and John W. Valley 327

17 Complex Nanostructures in Shocked, Annealed, and Metamorphosed Baddeleyite Defined by Atom Probe TomographyLee F. White, James R. Darling, Desmond E. Moser, David A. Reinhard, Joseph Dunlop, David J. Larson, Daniel Lawrence, and Isabelle Martin 351

18 Best Practices for Reporting Atom Probe Analysis of Geological MaterialsTyler B. Blum, James R. Darling, Thomas F. Kelly, David J. Larson, Desmond E. Moser, Alberto Perez ]Huerta, Ty J. Prosa, Steven M. Reddy, David A. Reinhard, David W. Saxey, Robert M. Ulfig, and John W. Valley 369

Index 375

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Desmond E. Moser
Fernando Corfu
James R. Darling
Steven M. Reddy
Kimberly Tait
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