Senckenberg Forschung

Basalt 2013
workshop 2

From the rock to the date - The U/Pb La-ICP-MS method.
by Ulf Linnemann Dresden, Germany

Content: The workshop will demonstrate the whole procedure of isotopic age determination, especially for zircon crystals. It will begin with the separation techniques of zircon crystals from the host rock (mechanic separation procedures), the selection of crystals (e.g. with help of SEM-CL), the mounting, the measurement by La-ICP-MS and the evaluation of the measurement results. One focus will be the mediation of practical experience and tricks. Furthermore, the lecture will give the theory of isotopic age determinations (method, material, limits, techniques and machines). 
Date: April 23rd, 2013
Time: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Place: Senckenberg Natural History Collection Dresden, Koenigsbruecker Landstr. 159, 01109 Dresden, Germany
Maximum number of participants: 12
Registration (name, affiliation) prior to February 28th, 2013, via
Fee: Is included in the fee for the conference "Basalt 2013"
Coffee breaks next to the SNHCD, lunch available at the canteen of the institute terrain