Date of Award

5-2013

Degree Type

Dissertation

Embargo Date

5-24-2014

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Earth Sciences

Advisor(s)

Suzanne L. Baldwin

Keywords

40Ar/49Ar, argon, diffusion, fission-track, lunar, neon

Abstract

This dissertation is subdivided into three independent chapters on low temperature thermochronology. In chapter one a new methodology is presented for dating zircon using the fission-track technique. Chapters two and three describe experiments and modeling to determine the diffusion kinetics of Ar and Ne in lunar impact glass.

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Open Access

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