Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[J] Poster

S (Solid Earth Sciences ) » S-GL Geology

[S-GL27] Geochronology and Isotope Geology

Thu. May 30, 2019 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Takahiro Tagami(Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University), Yuji Sano(Division of Ocean and Earth Systems, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo)

[SGL27-P08] Argon diffusion in rocks - classical approach in view of heating and relaxation

Horst Zwingmann1, *Hironobu Hyodo2 (1.KUEPS, Kyoto University, 2.Research Institute of Natural Sciences, Okayama University of Science)

Keywords:K-Ar dating, diffusion, reheating

Since the development of the conventional K-Ar and subsequent 40Ar-39Ar dating methods fundamental noble gas diffusion processes in rocks were investigated including complex multi-scale and multi-path aspects in polyphase materials. Traditional models interpret the loss of radiogenic Argon due to an increase of temperatures. Hyodo (2017) proposed a new approach investigating the relaxation time and temperature relation within an “unclosure temperature” model. This model regards duration of a heating event as time for relaxation in a diffusion system at specific temperature. The model applies a functional form of mathematical approximation on fractional loss by diffusion. It allows fractional loss of certain amount of radiogenic 40Ar as long as the step heating model spectra in 40Ar-39Ar dating (plateau) maintains its original age within its age error. This new model approach is compared to a classical heating diffusion model (Huon et al., 1993) focusing on clay minerals (<10 and <2 µm) and larger muscovite grains (200 and 100 µm). The classical diffusion heating models applies three main parameters comprising a. grainsize (µm), b. temperature range (°C) and c. time scale (Ma). The obtained results provide a unique insight to compare an active heating versus passive cooling time and temperature path of clay minerals and muscovite with applications for general earth sciences and economic geology such as hydrocarbon exploration.

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Hyodo, H., 2017. Unclosure temperature of a mineral: Cylinder and plane geometry. Bull. Res. Inst. Nat. Sci. Okayama Univ. Sci., No.43, 13-18.