U-Pb Microbeam

The ‘microbeam’ U-Pb community has been actively working together to address issues of inter-laboratory bias, data reporting and interpretation norms and best practices since 2008.  This has largely been under the guise of the PlasmaAge collective:

PlasmaAge LA-ICP-MS dating of Minerals


In terms of applications, the past decade has seen a major effort in the development of ‘petrochronology’…