Hf isotopic compositions of the standard zircons and baddeleyites used in U-Pb geochronology
Wu, Fu-Yuan; Yang, Yue-Heng; Xie, Lie-Wen; Yang, Jin-Hui; Xu, Ping
Source PublicationCHEMICAL GEOLOGY
AbstractZircon and baddeleyite U-Pb geochronological dating is widely used in solid Earth sciences and the advent of rapid in-situ methods of analysis, such SIMS and ICP-MS, has re-emphasized the importance of having uniform standards. Recently, it has been shown that Hf isotopic data can provide important information on these minerals since they contain high concentrations of Hf, but have low Lu/Hf ratios, which results in negligible age correction. However, the complex internal structures that result from multiple thermal events, such as inherited cores and metamorphic overgrowths, require that the Hf isotopic data be measured with high spatial resolution. However, the isobaric interferences of Yb-176 and Lu-176 on Hf-176 hamper the precise determination of the Hf-176/Hf-177 ratio during in-situ laser ablation MC-ICPMS analysis. It is shown here that mass biases of Yb (beta(Yb)) and Hf (beta(Hf)) change with time during analyses and behave differently for solutions and solid material. Therefore, it is suggested that the mean beta(Yb) value of the individual spot be used to obtain the precise isotopic composition for in-situ zircon and baddeleyite Hf isotopic analyses. For low Yb/Hf (Yb-176/Hf-177 < 0.001) zircon and baddeleyite, the different methods used to obtain the beta(Yb) value have little effect on the accuracy of the Hf isotopic composition. However, the appropriate Yb isotopic abundance is necessary for high Yb/Hf (Yb-176/Hf-177 > 0.001) zircons and baddeleyites, since the interference of Yb-176 on Hf-176 is significant. Using the mean beta(Yb) value of the individual spot and newly published Yb isotopic abundance data, six standard zircons and two standard baddeleyites, have been investigated using a Neptune MC-ICPMS, with 193 nm laser. For zircons, the obtained Hf-176/Hf-177 ratios are 0.282307 +/- 31 (2SD) for 91500, 0.282680 +/- 31 (2SD) for TEMORA, 0.281729 +/- 21 (2SD) for CZ3, 282177 +/- 17 (2SD) for CN92-1, 0.282983 +/- 17 (2SD) for FM0411, and 281234 +/- 11 (2SD) for Phalaborwa. The baddeleyites from Phalaborwa and SK10-2 have Hf-176/Hf-177 ratios of 0.281238 +/- 12 and 0.282738 +/- 13 (2SD). These results agree well with the values obtained by the solution method and indicate that these standards have different Hf isotopic compositions, in which the extremely low Lu-176/Hf-177 and Yb-176/Hf-177 values of CZ3 zircon and Phalaborwa baddeleyite make them excellent standards for machine calibration during in-situ zircon Hf isotopic measurement, with the other standards being more suitable for the development of the correction method. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
KeywordHf Isotopes La-mc-icpms Zircon And Baddeleyite U-pb Geochronology
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Physical Sciences
Indexed BySCI
WOS Research AreaGeochemistry & Geophysics
WOS SubjectGeochemistry & Geophysics
WOS IDWOS:000241489600007
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Corresponding AuthorWu, Fu-Yuan
AffiliationChinese Acad Sci, State Key Lab Lithospher Evolut, Inst Geol & Geophys, Beijing 100029, Peoples R China
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Wu, Fu-Yuan,Yang, Yue-Heng,Xie, Lie-Wen,et al. Hf isotopic compositions of the standard zircons and baddeleyites used in U-Pb geochronology[J]. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY,2006,234(1-2):105-126.
APA Wu, Fu-Yuan,Yang, Yue-Heng,Xie, Lie-Wen,Yang, Jin-Hui,&Xu, Ping.(2006).Hf isotopic compositions of the standard zircons and baddeleyites used in U-Pb geochronology.CHEMICAL GEOLOGY,234(1-2),105-126.
MLA Wu, Fu-Yuan,et al."Hf isotopic compositions of the standard zircons and baddeleyites used in U-Pb geochronology".CHEMICAL GEOLOGY 234.1-2(2006):105-126.
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