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dc.contributor.authorDanisik, Martin
dc.contributor.editorMalusà, Marco
dc.contributor.editorFitzgerald, Paul

Fission-track (FT) thermochronology can be integrated with the U–Pb and (U–Th)/He dating methods. All three radiometric dating methods can be applied to single crystals (hereafter referred to as “triple-dating”), allowing more complete and more precise thermal histories to be constrained from single grains. Such an approach is useful across a myriad of geological applications. Triple-dating has been successfully applied to zircon and apatite. However, other U-bearing minerals such as titanite and monazite, which are routinely dated by single methods, are also candidates for this approach. Several analytical procedures can be used to generate U–Pb—FT—(U–Th)/He age triples on single grains. The procedure introduced here combines FT dating by LA-ICPMS and in situ (U–Th)/He dating approach, whereby the U–Pb age is obtained as a byproduct of U–Th analysis by LA-ICPMS. In this case, U–Pb, trace element and REE data can be collected simultaneously and used as annealing kinetics parameter or as provenance and petrogenetic indicators. This novel procedure avoids time-consuming irradiation in a nuclear reactor, reduces multiple sample handling steps and allows high sample throughput (predictably on the order of 100 triple-dated crystals in 2 weeks). These attributes and the increasing number of facilities capable of conducting triple-dating indicate that this approach may become more routine in the near future.

dc.publisherSpringer International Publishing
dc.titleIntegration of fission track thermochronology with other geochronologic methods on single crystals
dc.typeBook Chapter
dcterms.source.titleFission-Track Thermochronology and its Application to Geology
curtin.departmentJohn de Laeter Centre (JdLC)
curtin.accessStatusFulltext not available
curtin.facultyFaculty of Science and Engineering
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridDanisik, Martin [12239479000]

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