Covering radiogenic, radioactive, and stable isotopes, this comprehensive text contains five sections that present fundamentals of atomic physics; dating methods for terrestrial and extraterrestrial rocks by means of radiogenic isotopes; geochemistry of radiogenic isotopes; dating by means of U, Th-series and cosmogenic radionuclides; and the fractionation of the stable isotopes of H, C, N, O, and S, as well as Li, B, Si, and Cl. Additionally, this edition provides: <ul> <li>Expanded coverage of the U-Pb methods –the most accurate available dating technique <li>Applications to the petrogenesis of igneous rocks <li>Summaries of the use of isotopic data for study of the oceans <li>New examples from the fields of archeology and anthropology <li>Radiation-damage methods of dating including fission tracks, thermoluminescence, and electron spin resonance (ESR) <li>Information on the dispersal of fission-product radionuclides and the disposal of radioactive waste <li>Extensive chapter-by-chapter problems and solutions </ul>
Part I: Principles of Atomic Physics.
1. Nuclear Systematics.
2. Decay Modes of Radionuclides.
3. Radioactive Decay.
Part II: Radiogenic Isotope Geochronometers.
5. The Rb?Sr Method.
7. The 40Ar*/ 39Ar Method.
9. The Sm?Nd Method.
10. The U?Pb, Th?Pb, and Pb?Pb Methods.
11. The Common-Lead Method.
12. The Lu?Hf Method.
13. The Re?Os Method.
14. The La?Ce Method.
Part III: Geochemistry of Radiogenic Isotopes.
16. Mixing Theory.
17. Origin of Igneous Rocks.
18. Water and Sediment.
19. The Oceans.
Part IV: Short-Lived Radionuclides.
20. Uranium/Thorium-Series Disequilibria.
21. Helium and Tritium.
22. Radiation-Damage Methods.
23. Cosmogenic Radionuclides.
24. Extinct Radionuclides.
25. Thermonuclear Radionuclides.
Part V: Fractionation of Stable Isotopes.
26. Hydrogen and Oxygen.
30. Boron and Other Elements.
International Geological Timescale (2002).
Number Of Pages: 928
Published: 9th November 2004
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 20.07 x 4.83
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised