Solid Earth Sciences Library

Fission-Track Dating

Authors: Wagner, G., van den Haute, P.

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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.

Reviews

` Wagner & Van den Haute's book is highly recommended to post-graduate students interested in geochronology, as well as to the non-specialist concerned with fission-tracks. Dedicated `Trackologists' will find this book a good reference work. '
European Journal of Mineralogy, 5

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Particle Tracks and Fission Tracks

    Wagner, Günther A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Track Revelation and Observation

    Wagner, Günther A. (et al.)

    Pages 16-58

  • Fission-Track Dating Method

    Wagner, Günther A. (et al.)

    Pages 59-94

  • Fading of Fission Tracks

    Wagner, Günther A. (et al.)

    Pages 95-119

  • Geological Interpretation

    Wagner, Günther A. (et al.)

    Pages 120-160

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fission-Track Dating
Authors
Series Title
Solid Earth Sciences Library
Series Volume
6
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Ferdinand Enke Verlag
Distribution Rights
No sales rights in Central Europe and Eastern Europe.
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-2478-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-2478-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5093-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 285
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