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Fission track method in apatite samples collected in the Peruvian Andes

Grant number: 20/04510-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2020
Effective date (End): November 30, 2020
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Geology
Principal Investigator:Carlos Alberto Tello Sáenz
Grantee:Bruno Henrique Vaz Santos
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil


The aim of this project is to obtain the age of six samples of apatite through theFission Track method (MTF). These six samples were collected in the AndesPeruvians, in the Arequipa region located southeast of the city of Lima, Peru. Theresults of these ages will allow studying volcanic activity in the Peruvian Andes andits relation to tectonic activities that occurred between the Nazca and the South American plates. To obtain the age of these samples the External Detector Method will be used. The samples have already been irradiated and muscovite micas have already been chemicallyetched. In each of these samples more than 50 grains will be dated.