Physical Foundations of Rhenium-Osmium Method - A Review
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Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, Institute of Physics, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Plac Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej 1, 20-031 Lublin, Poland
Online publication date: 2007-05-01
Publication date: 2007-07-01
Geochronometria 2007;27:23-26
A newly acquired mass spectrometer MI 1201 by the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory will be adapted to determine rhenium and osmium isotope concentrations using negative thermal ionization mass spectrometry (NTIMS). We describe the principle of the Re-Os dating technique and the thermal ionization phenomena which lead to high precision isotope analysis on NTIMS.
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