Nickel is an iron-peak element with 5 stable isotopes (see Table 1) which is both cosmochemically abundant and rich in the information carried in its isotopic signature. Significantly, 60Ni is the radiogenic daughter of 60Fe, a short-lived nuclide (t1/2 = 2.62 Ma; Rugel et al. 2009) of a major element. 60Fe has the potential to be both an important heat source and chronometer in the early solar system. 60Ni abundances serve to document the prior importance 60Fe and this is a topic of on-going debate (see Extinct60Fe and radiogenic60...

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