The Neptune* in the Isotope Geochemistry and Geochronology Research Center (IGGRC) is up and running!
*Recently, the IGGRC added a Thermo-Finnigan NEPTUNE© multicollector inductively coupled-plasma-mass spectrometer (MC-ICP-MS) to their laboratory facilities. The MC-ICP-MS uses an argon-based plasma to ionize elemental species allowing the instrument to analyze a wide range of isotopes (6Li to 238U), including those elements TIMS cannot ionize (e.g., Hf). The recently acquired NEPTUNE© therefore dramatically expands the capabilities of the IGGRC.
Recent Publications - 2023
Hafida EL Bilali, Richard E. Ernst, Kenneth L. Buchan, & James W. Head: Dyke swarms record the plume stage evolution of the Atla Regio superplume on Venus, COMMUNICATIONS EARTH & ENVIRONMENT | (2023) 4:235 | https://doi.org/10.1038/s43247-023-00901-7 | www.nature.com/commsenv
Gaidies F, McCarron* T, Simpson A, Easton RM, Glorie S, Putlitz B, Trebus* K (2023) Polymetamorphism during the Grenvillian Orogeny in SE Ontario: Results from trace element mapping, in-situ geochronology, and diffusion geospeedometry. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, doi:10.1111/jmg.12745
Tungsten in the mantle constrained by continental lithospheric peridotites: Less incompatible and more abundant (2023). D. Peters, H. Rizo, R.W. Carlson, R.J. Walker, R.L. Rudnick, A. Luguet Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 351, 167-180.