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Isotopes : Principles and Applications - Gunter Faure


Principles and Applications

Hardcover Published: 9th November 2004
ISBN: 9780471384373
Number Of Pages: 928

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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 &#8211;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.

4. Geochronometry.

Part II: Radiogenic Isotope Geochronometers.

5. The Rb?Sr Method.

6. TheK?ArMethod.

7. The 40Ar*/ 39Ar Method.

8. TheK?CaMethod.

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.

27. Carbon.

28. Nitrogen.

29. Sulfur.

30. Boron and Other Elements.


International Geological Timescale (2002).

ISBN: 9780471384373
ISBN-10: 0471384372
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
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
Weight (kg): 1.45
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised