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LA-ICP-MS U-Th-Pb Network workshop - Sunday Only

Sunday 12th August 09:00 - 17:00
Contacts: Simon Jackson, Paul Sylvester, George Gehrels, Matthew Horstwood
Location: CAS 229, Boston University View on map
Price: US$70

BOOKING FOR THIS WORKSHOP CLOSED ON 12 JULY. The initial results for two experiments targeted to improve LA-ICP-MS U-Th-Pb geochronology were discussed at the Goldschmidt 2015 workshop in Prague. New data and updated interpretations for both experiments will now be discussed. The first experiment describes results from a comparison of a single dataset processed through the more commonly available processing software tools. Particular questions we are looking to address include: How significant are the biases introduced by different data processing packages and where do they occur in the processing workflow? What level of uncertainty do these contribute to community results and are the uncertainty outputs of the different processing tools the same? The second experiment describes the biases seen by different LA-ICP-MS laboratories for a range of commonly available zircon U-Th-Pb reference materials. This ‘offset plot’ experiment looks to address whether the same magnitude and polarity of bias is seen by all labs for the same reference materials. Do we all see the same biases and what are their cause? The results of these community experiments have the potential to significantly improve our understanding of the total uncertainty budget for LA-ICP-MS U-Th-Pb geochronology and where significant improvements can be made. We will discuss these issues and highlight improvements to common practice that should lead to improved performance across the LA-ICP-MS U-Th-Pb community.

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