Fission-Track Dating

  • Authors
  • Günther A. Wagner
  • Peter Van den Haute

Part of the Solid Earth Sciences Library book series (SESL, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Günther A. Wagner, Peter Van den Haute
    Pages 1-15
  3. Günther A. Wagner, Peter Van den Haute
    Pages 16-58
  4. Günther A. Wagner, Peter Van den Haute
    Pages 59-94
  5. Günther A. Wagner, Peter Van den Haute
    Pages 95-119
  6. Günther A. Wagner, Peter Van den Haute
    Pages 120-160
  7. Günther A. Wagner, Peter Van den Haute
    Pages 161-186
  8. Günther A. Wagner, Peter Van den Haute
    Pages 187-238
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 239-285

About this book

Introduction

Fission track dating is based on the microscopic observation and counting of etchable tracks left by the spontaneous fission of uranium in minerals. Since its development in 1963 the method attracted a steadily growing interest from geologists and geochronologists throughout the world. Apart from its relative experimental ease the success must be mainly ascribed to the specific ability of the method of unravelling the thermal and tectonic history of rocks, a potential which only became fully exploited during the last decade with the systematic introduction of track size analysis.
The present work is the first one to deal entirely with fission track dating covering all of its aspects from the origin of the fission tracks, the basis of track etching and fading, the various dating techniques as well as practical procedures and the geologic interpretation to the most recent applications in geology and archaeology.

Keywords

archaeology development geology history mineral

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-2478-2
  • Copyright Information Ferdinand Enke Verlag 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5093-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2478-2
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