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Carbon and nitrogen in the deep EarthHigh sensitivity mass spectrometric techniques were utilized to study the C-N isotope systematics in basic igneous rocks and mantle materials in an attempt to ultimately constrain the primordial isotopic compositions of these elements and their subsequent fate during the early history of the Earth. Preliminary results obtained for a selection of submarine basaltic glasses and diamonds are summarized concentrating on: (1) the problem of whether isotopes are significantly fractionated during igneous processes; and on (2) the effects of crustal recycling.
Document ID
19850024772
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Mattey, D. P. (Open Univ. Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
Carr, L. P. (Open Univ. Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
Carr, R. H. (Open Univ. Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
Wright, I. P. (Open Univ. Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
Pillinger, C. T. (Open Univ. Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst. Workshop on the Early Earth: The Interval from Accretion to the Older Archean
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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