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A new approach for electron microprobe zircon fission track thermochronology

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Autor(es):
Dias, A. N. C. ; Chemale, Jr., F. ; Soares, C. J. ; Guedes, S.
Número total de Autores: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: CHEMICAL GEOLOGY; v. 459, p. 129-136, MAY 25 2017.
Citações Web of Science: 5
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Fission track thermochronology (FTT) has been applied for decades to quantify rates and timing of processes in the shallow crust. The most widely used approach is the external detector method (EDM). In this conventional approach, an age is obtained by counting both the fossil (U-238 spontaneous fission) and the induced (U-235 induced fission) tracks using an optical microscope. The induced tracks are obtained through the irradiation of the sample with thermal neutrons in the nuclear reactor, which causes fission of U-235. Based on the studies carried out by Gombosi et al. (2014), we present an alternative method of dating zircons using electron probe microprobe analysis (EPMA) to measure uranium concentration {[}U]. The electron microprobe analysis fission track (EPMA-FT) method was applied to three samples of rapidly cooled zircons: the Fish Canyon Tuff, Pocos de Caldas (syenite) and Serra Geral zircons. The analyses were performed using two approaches: 1) using the age equation described in Gombosi et al. (2014) and 2) using a new age equation calibration developed for this work. The results using the Gombosi et al. (2014) age equation were 26.7 +/- 4.1 Ma, 80.6 +/- 12.8 Ma and 130.9 +/- 20.1 Ma, respectively, and the results using the age equation from this work were 27.8 +/- 1.9 Ma, 83.8 +/- 7.7 Ma and 136 +/- 12 Ma, respectively. The uncertainty of the age is affected mainly by U-238 concentration and ps (the spontaneous fission track density) determinations. Other factors can affect the uncertainty of the age, but their contributions are smaller. For all samples, the yield ages found by the two methods are consistent and overlap within two standard deviations of published reference ages determined from other radiometric techniques (i.e., K/Ar, Ar-40/Ar-39, and/or U/Pb) and traditional FIT by the EDM. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 12/23508-7 - Conjunto de dados de annealing de traços de fissão em zircão aplicado aos estudos de termocronologia por traços de fissão: estudo de caso de uma amostra brasileira
Beneficiário:Airton Natanael Coelho Dias
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 14/13792-5 - Estudo da evolução de bacias sedimentares brasileiras a partir da termocronologia por traços de fissão em zircão
Beneficiário:Airton Natanael Coelho Dias
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular