Journal article

Natural age dispersion arising from the analysis of broken crystals. Part I: Theoretical basis and implications for the apatite (U-Th)/He thermochronometer

Roderick W Brown, Romain Beucher, Steven Roper, Cristina Persano, Fin Stuart, Paul Fitzgerald

Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2013

University of Melbourne Researchers


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Funding Acknowledgements

This work has benefited from numerous conversations and discussions with colleagues and graduate students and we acknowledge this and particularly the generous insight into causes and patterns of dispersion shared with us by Kerry Gallagher, Rich Ketcham, Sean Willett, Ryan McKeon, Charles Kasanzu and Mark Wildman. Comprehensive and constructive reviews from Alexis Ault, Ryan McKeon and Pieter Vermeesch are gratefully acknowledged. This research was supported by NERC Grants NE/J013242/1 and NE/H008276/1 held at GU and NE/H008454/1 held at SUERC. Fitzgerald acknowledges support from National Science Foundation Grant OPP-0002824. Samples from the Ferrar Glacier region of the Tranantarctic Mountains were originally collected as part of fieldwork supported by the Antarctic Research Centre of Victoria University of Wellington.