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Studies of the release of radiogenic Xe-129 from Bjurboele: Evidence against simple diffusion modelsThe I-Xe system, based on the decay of 15.7 Ma I-129, is a potentially precise chronometer of early solar system events. However, it is not known how the system responded to thermal events during the post-formation histories of ordinary chondrites, severely limiting the usefulness of this system. Isothermal experiments on Bjurbole for different heating durations suggest that at least three domains are responsible for the thermal release of radiogenic Xe-129 (Xe*-129) and that the system may be less susceptible to thermal resetting than some calculations indicated. Two scenarios for the release of Xe*-129 were proposed. In one, the mobility of Xe*-129 is governed by diffusion in mineral grains. This leads to predicted closure temperatures comparable to, or less than, metamorphic temperatures. In the second, mineral grains that solidified at specific temperatures trapped I-129 within them, and the resulting Xe*-129 is only released when those minerals melt, such that isotopic closure occurs at the temperature of solidification.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Burkland, M. K.
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Swindle, T. D.
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Baldwin, S. L.
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., Twenty-fourth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Part 1: A-F
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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