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Deformation-induced trace element redistribution in zircon revealed using atom probe tomography

Piazolo, Sandra; La Fontaine, Alexandre; Trimby, Patrick; Harley, Simon; Yang, Limei; Armstrong, Richard; Cairney, Julie

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Trace elements diffuse negligible distances through the pristine crystal lattice in minerals: this is a fundamental assumption when using them to decipher geological processes. For example, the reliable use of the mineral zircon (ZrSiO4) as a U-Th-Pb geochronometer and trace element monitor requires minimal radiogenic isotope and trace element mobility. Here, using atom probe tomography, we document the effects of crystal–plastic deformation on atomic-scale elemental distributions in zircon...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153560
Source: Nature Communications
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10490
Access Rights: Open Access

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