ELEMENTS OF ROCK GEOCHEMISTRY II
Learning outcomes of the course unit
To give information on the stable Isotope technique applied to the rock and mineral studies. To give the tools to interpret the natural processes involving isotopes in the magmatic and sedimentary rock field. To show some examples and applications of the isotope technique in petrological studies
Course contents summary
Environmental isotopes in the lithosphere
Standards and measurements, Isotopes, ratios, deltas and other notations in use
Isotope fractionation: physicochemical fractionation, diffusive fractionation, isotope equilibrium, temperature effect on fractionation, kinetic fractionation.
Stable isotope composition of silicates, genesis of magmatic rocks, mineral-water fractionation, crystallisation temperature, isotope geothermometers, rock-mineral exchanges.
Stable isotope composition of carbonates
Priciples of Isotope Geology - G. Faure - John Waley and Sons
Introduzione alla Geochimica. - A. Longinelli. S. Deganello – UTET