Articles | Volume 4, issue 2
Research article
06 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 06 Sep 2022

In situ LA-ICPMS U–Pb dating of sulfates: applicability of carbonate reference materials as matrix-matched standards

Aratz Beranoaguirre, Iuliana Vasiliev, and Axel Gerdes

Data sets

Combined U–Pb and Hf isotope LA-(MC- )ICP-MS analyses of detrital zircons: comparison with SHRIMP and new constraints for the provenance and age of an Armorican metasediment in Central Germany Axel Gerdes and Armin Zeh

Zircon formation versus zircon alteration – new insights from combined U–Pb and Lu-Hf in-situ LA-ICPMS analyses, and consequences for the interpretation of Archean zircon from the Central Zone of the Limpopo Belt Axel Gerdes and Armin Zeh

Short summary
U–Pb dating by the in situ laser ablation mass spectrometry (LA-ICPMS) technique requires reference materials of the same nature as the samples to be analysed. Here, we have explored the suitability of using carbonate materials as a reference for sulfates, since there is no sulfate reference material. The results we obtained are satisfactory, and thus, from now on, the sulfates can also be analysed.