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Revolution and evolution; 100 years of U-Pb geochronology

James M. Mattinson
Revolution and evolution; 100 years of U-Pb geochronology (in One hundred yeras of geochronology, Daniel J. Condon (editor) and Mark D. Schmitz (editor))
Elements (February 2013) 9 (1): 53-57


U-Pb geochronology has its roots in a spectacular decade of discovery. Within about ten years of the discovery of radioactivity in 1896, old ideas about the nature of matter were overthrown and the seeds of geochronology were planted. After giants of physics like Ernest Rutherford moved on to other research, Arthur Holmes nurtured the new field of geochronology, combining physics, chemistry, and geology to produce the earliest quantitative geologic timescale. Over the following decades, geochronology experienced a series of revolutionary and evolutionary advances, and became a vital part of almost all fields of geology.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 9
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Revolution and evolution; 100 years of U-Pb geochronology
Title: One hundred yeras of geochronology
Author(s): Mattinson, James M.
Author(s): Condon, Daniel J.editor
Author(s): Schmitz, Mark D.editor
Affiliation: University of California at Santa Barbara, Department of Earth Science, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Pages: 53-57
Published: 201302
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 13
Accession Number: 2013-030758
Categories: Geochronology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. portr.
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201319
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