Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Research article
16 Feb 2021
Research article |  | 16 Feb 2021

Thermal annealing of implanted 252Cf fission tracks in monazite

Sean Jones, Andrew Gleadow, and Barry Kohn


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (16 Dec 2020) by Cornelia Spiegel
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ED: Publish as is (06 Jan 2021) by Cornelia Spiegel
ED: Publish as is (06 Jan 2021) by Greg Balco (Editor)
AR by Sean Jones on behalf of the Authors (11 Jan 2021)
Short summary
We present the results of a series of experiments that constrain the temperature sensitivity of fission tracks in monazite over geological time. It is concluded that over a heating duration of 10 million years, the estimated closure temperature is < 50 °C and perhaps not much above ambient surface temperatures. Monazite fission track thermochronology has the potential to understand the thermal history and constrain the timing of geological processes in the Earth’s upper crust (< 1–2 km).