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This method is still the most widely used technique today. developed in-situ U-Th-He geochronology by laser ablation.So far, this method has been successfully applied to monazite (Boyce et al., 2006, 2009), zircon (Tripathy et al., 2010; van Soest et al., 2008), and apatite (van Soest et al., 2008).
Currently, in-situ U-Th-He geochronology involves the following analytical steps (Boyce et al., 2006): The revised method presented in this paper greatly simplifies the second and fourth steps of the current method while completely removing the third.
Apply these scaling factors to the normalised U, Th, and He content of the standard and plug the resulting products (ellipse) in the U-Th-He age equation to obtain the U-Th-He age of the unknown sample.
One of the advantages of the simplified method is that it avoids the challenges of measuring U and Th concentrations by ICP-MS, which is generally done relative to a NIST glass (Pearce et al., 1997) under the assumption that the elemental fractionation of U and Th in glass is the same as in zircon.
In-situ U-Th-He geochronology by laser ablation potentially offers the following advantages over conventional U-Th-He dating by whole grain degassing and dissolution.
First, it dramatically increases sample throughput. Measuring the U and Th content of zircon by isotope dilution requires dissolution in hydrofluoric acid at high temperature and pressure using a Parr bomb for up to 48 hours.