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Thermal Annealing of Implanted 252Cf Fission-1 Tracks in Monazite

Sean Jones, Andrew Gleadow, Barry Kohn

Copernicus GmbH

Abstract

Abstract. A series of isochronal heating experiments were performed to constrain monazite fission-track thermal annealing properties. 252Cf fission-tracks were implanted into monazite crystals from the Devonian Harcourt Granodiorite (Victoria, Australia) on polished surfaces oriented parallel and perpendicular to (100) prismatic faces. Tracks were annealed over 1, 10, 100 and 1000 hour schedules at temperatures between 30 °C and 400 °C. Track lengths were measured on captured digital image stacks, and then converted to calculated mean lengths of equivalent confined fission tracks which progressively decreased with increasing temperature and time. Annealing is anisotropic, with tracks on surf..

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