Articles | Volume 4, issue 2
Geochronology, 4, 551–560, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-4-551-2022
Geochronology, 4, 551–560, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-4-551-2022
Short communication/technical note
19 Aug 2022
Short communication/technical note | 19 Aug 2022

Short communication: Mechanism and prevention of irreversible trapping of atmospheric He during mineral crushing

Stephen E. Cox et al.

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Noble gases are largely excluded from minerals during rock formation, but they are produced by certain radioactive decay schemes and trapped in mineral lattices. However, they are present in the atmosphere, which means that they can be adsorbed or trapped by physical processes. We present details of a troublesome trapping mechanism for helium during sample crushing and show when it can be ignored and how it can be easily avoided during common laboratory procedures.