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The nuts and bolts of cosmogenic nuclide production

Tibor J. Dunai and Nathaniel A. Lifton
The nuts and bolts of cosmogenic nuclide production (in Cosmogenic nuclides, Friedhelm von Blanckenburg (editor) and Jane K. Willenbring (editor))
Elements (October 2014) 10 (5): 347-350


Over the last 60 years, our understanding of how cosmic rays produce cosmogenic nuclides has grown from basic physical considerations. We introduce the different types of cosmic ray particles and how their flux varies with altitude, latitude, and time. Accurately describing these variations remains a challenge for some regions when calculating production rates. We describe current and emerging computational methods for calculating production rates that address this challenge. Continuing developments in our understanding of modern and prehistoric cosmic ray fluxes and energy spectra in Earth's atmosphere and at its surface are bound to contribute in the future to more robust applications.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 10
Serial Issue: 5
Title: The nuts and bolts of cosmogenic nuclide production
Title: Cosmogenic nuclides
Author(s): Dunai, Tibor J.Lifton, Nathaniel A.
Author(s): von Blanckenburg, Friedhelmeditor
Author(s): Willenbring, Jane K.editor
Affiliation: University of Cologne, Institute for Geology and Mineralogy, Cologne, Germany
Affiliation: German Research Centre for Geosciences, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, Earth Surface Geochemistry, Potsdam, Germany
Pages: 347-350
Published: 201410
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: 23
Accession Number: 2014-099663
Categories: Isotope geochemistry
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania, USA, United StatesPurdue University, USA, United States
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America
Update Code: 201450
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