[LPT] Electron Microprobe U-Th-Pb Monazite Dating


En | Monazite is widely used in petrochronological studies, as it is one of the most common radioactive minerals and one of the main hosts of U and Th in igneous and metamorphic rocks. Among the different methods used for its dating, the electron microprobe stands out for its operational cost and spot size considerably lower than other techniques. Check out our #learningpetrotools to learn more about its premises and applications.


PT | A monazita é amplamente utilizada em estudos petrocronológicos, pois é um dos minerais radioativos mais comuns e um dos principais hospedeiros de U e Th em rochas ígneas e metamórficas. Dentre os diferentes métodos utilizados na sua datação, a microssonda eletrônica se destaca pelo custo operacional e tamanho do spot consideravelmente inferiores em relação a outras técnicas. Arrasta pro lado e confira no nosso #learningpetrotools mais sobre suas premissas e aplicações.


Author: Paulo Paiva-Silva 

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