2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
[SIT21-16] High-precision 142W/144W ratios of oceanic island basalts and Large Igneous Province basalts.
Keywords:tungsten isotope, core-mantle interaction
In our study, high-precision W isotope ratio measurement with MC-ICP-MS (Thermo co. Ltd., NEPTUNE PLUS) equipped with desolvating nebulizer (ARIDAS II) following the chemical separation using both cation and anion exchange resin has been developed. We have measured the W standard solution (SRM 3163) and obtained the isotopic compositions with a precision of ± 5ppm. However, the standard solution, which was processed by the cation or anion exchange chemistry in the same way as for rock samples, has systematic 182W/184W drift of -5ppm, which was also observed by Willbold et al. (2011) and Kruijer and Kleine (2018). This shift likely resulted from the nuclear field shift effect as mentioned by Kruijer and Kleine (2018). Therefore, we corrected the measured W isotope ratios of samples with the standard solution processed by the same method as that of the samples. This technique led to obtaining of the W isotopic compositions with reproducibility of several ppm. We have obtained negative µ182W for the basalts with the high 3He/4He isotopic composition from the Loihi, Hawaii, through the developed analytical method. This result is consistent with that of Mundl et al., (2017). As the Earth’s core should have a negative µ182W value of ca. -210, the Loihi sample we analyzed probably contains a component with a signature of core-mantle interaction. We have obtained the high-precision W isotope data for the fresh drilled basalts from Louisville. Louisville is known to have been originated from the primordial deep mantle source. We will discuss the obtained results and the early evolution of the deep mantle.
Acknowledgement – JSPS Grant-in-Aid has supported this project. We are grateful to M. Kawamura for experimental help and Y. Orihashi, T. Hanyu, M. Tejada for providing samples.