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ID-TIMS Instructional Videos

The videos linked below demonstrate the detailed procedures we use in the clean laboratory for U-Pb zircon geochronology by isotope dilution thermal ionization mass spectrometry, and are of particular interest for prospective visitors to the Isotope Geology Laboratory. These videos can also be viewed on the TaterChron1 channel at YouTube.com!

U-PB ZIRCON GEOCHRONOLOGY BY ID-TIMS: CLEANING DISSOLUTION VESSELS


Dr. Mark Schmitz shows how high-temperature dissolution vessels are cleaned prior to loading zircons for isotope dilution U-Pb geochronology.

U-PB ZIRCON GEOCHRONOLOGY BY ID-TIMS: CHEMICAL ABRASION & DISSOLUTION


Dr. Mark Schmitz shows how zircon crystals are selected, chemically abraded, and dissolved for isotope dilution U-Pb geochronology.

U-PB ZIRCON GEOCHRONOLOGY BY ID-TIMS: COLUMN CHEMISTRY SEPARATION


Dr. Mark Schmitz shows how U and Pb are separated from dissolved zircons for isotope dilution U-Pb geochronology.