Hf-in-zircon isotopic heterogeneity in igneous rocks: real or analytical artifact?
Professor Sun, Min (Principal investigator)
Dr Geng Hongyan (Co-Investigator)
Dr Rojas-Agramonte Yamirka (Co-Investigator)
Dr Wong Ping Mei (Co-Investigator)
Professor Kroner Alfred (Co-principal investigator)
Hf-in-zircon, heterogeneity in igneous rocks, real, analytical artifact
Germany/HK Joint Research Scheme
HKU Project Code
Germany/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme
1. to compare the Hf-in-zircon isotopic composition of young, mantle-derived igneous rocks with those of crustally-derived rocks of various ages; 2. to investigate the claim that Hf isotopic heterogeneities in zircon are analytical artifacts due to wrong age assessment and/or incorrect Yb-correction; 3. to investigate the effects of Pb isotopic heterogeneity in zircon on the Hf isotopic composition; 4. to understand the behaviour of the U-Pb and Lu-Hf isotopic systems in zircon during prograde metamorphism and fluid alternation and a geologically meaningful interpretation of the two isotopic systems.