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  Atom probe tomography analysis of the reference zircon gj-1: An interlaboratory study

Exertier, F., La Fontaine, A., Corcoran, C., Piazolo, S., Belousova, E. A., Peng, Z., et al. (2018). Atom probe tomography analysis of the reference zircon gj-1: An interlaboratory study. Chemical Geology, 495, 27-35. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2018.07.031.

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Exertier, F.1, 2, Author              
La Fontaine, Alexandre2, 3, Author              
Corcoran, Christopher4, Author              
Piazolo, Sandra4, 5, Author              
Belousova, Elena A.5, Author              
Peng, Zirong6, Author              
Gault, Baptiste7, Author              
Saxey, David W.8, Author              
Fougerouse, Denis9, 10, Author              
Reddy, Steven Michael9, 10, Author              
Pedrazzini, Stella11, Author              
Bagot, Paul Alexander J.12, Author              
Moody, Michael P.13, Author              
Langelier, Brian14, Author              
Moser, Desmond E.15, Author              
Botton, Gianluigi A.16, Author              
Vogel, Florian17, Author              
Thompson, Gregory B.18, Author              
Blanchard, Paul T.19, Author              
Chiaramonti, Ann N.20, Author              
Reinhard, David A.21, Author              Rice, Katherine P.22, Author              Schreiber, Daniel K.23, Author              Kruska, Karen24, Author              Wang, J.25, Author              Cairney, Julie Marie26, 27, Author               more..
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1Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia, persistent22              
2School of Aerospace, Mechanical, Mechatronic Engineering, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia, persistent22              
3AMME and Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia, persistent22              
4Australian Research Council and Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems/GEMOC, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia, persistent22              
5School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK, persistent22              
6Microstructure Physics and Alloy Design, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Max Planck Society, ou_1863381              
7Atom Probe Tomography, Microstructure Physics and Alloy Design, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Max Planck Society, ou_1863384              
8Advanced Resource Characterisation Facility & John de Laeter Centre, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia 6102, Australia, ou_persistent22              
9Geoscience Atom Probe, Advanced Resource Characterisation Facility, John de Laeter Centre, Curtin University, WA 6102, Australia, persistent22              
10School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, WA 6102, Australia, persistent22              
11Department of Materials, University of Oxford, Parks Road, , Oxford OX1 3PH, UK, persistent22              
12Department of Materials, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, ou_persistent22              
13Department of Materials, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX13PH, UK, ou_persistent22              
14Department of Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, persistent22              
15Department of Earth Sciences, University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, ON N6A 5B7, Canada, persistent22              
16Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4M1, Canada, persistent22              
17Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, University of Alabama,Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, USA, persistent22              
18Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA, persistent22              
19National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce, Boulder, CO 80305, USA, persistent22              
20Material Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO 80305, USA, ou_persistent22              
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23Energy and Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA 99352, USA, ou_persistent22              
24Energy and Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA 99352, USA, persistent22              
25Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, MPI for biophysical chemistry, Max Planck Society, ou_578618              
26School of Aerospace Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia, ou_persistent22              
27Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia, ou_persistent22              

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Free keywords: Atoms; Chemical analysis; Geochronology; Lead alloys; Mass spectrometry; Nanotechnology; Probes; Routers; Silicate minerals; Ternary alloys; Thorium alloys; Trace elements, Analysis parameters; Atom probe tomography; Interlaboratory; Nanoscale composition; Reference zircon GJ-1; Round Robin, Zircon
 Abstract: In recent years, atom probe tomography (APT) has been increasingly used to study minerals, and in particular the mineral zircon. Zircon (ZrSiO4) is ideally suited for geochronology by utilising the U-Th-Pb isotope systems, and trace element compositions are also widely used to constrain petrogenetic processes. However, while standard geoanalytical techniques provide information at micrometer scale lengths, the unique combination of chemical/isotopic sensitivity and spatial resolution of APT allows compositional and textural measurements at the nanoscale. This interlaboratory study aims to define the reproducibility of APT data across research facilities and assess the role of different aspects of the atom probe workflow on reproducibility. This is essential to allow correct evaluation of APT results and full utilization of this emerging technique within the geoscience community. In this study, nine samples from the same homogeneous, GJ-1/87 zircon reference grain were sent to nine APT institutes in Germany, the UK, USA, Canada and Australia. After preparing the sample out of a selectioned slab, each institute conducted three different rounds of APT analyses: using (i) unconstrained analysis parameters, (ii) pre-defined analysis parameters, and (iii) interpreting and quantifying a provided dataset. Data such as the measured elemental composition, acquisition parameters, or mass spectrum peak identifications, were recorded and analyzed. We observe a significant variation in the measured composition across this interlaboratory study as well as the number of trace elements identified. These differences are thought to directly result from the user's choice of atom probe data analysis parameters. The type of instrument does not seem to be a critical factor. Consequently, comparison of absolute trace element concentrations on zircon using APT between laboratories is only valid if the same workflow has been ensured. © 2018 Elsevier B.V.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2018-09-20
 Publication Status: Published in print
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 Rev. Method: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2018.07.031
BibTex Citekey: Exertier201827
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Title: Chemical Geology
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Source Genre: Journal
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Publ. Info: Amsterdam : Elsevier
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 495 Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 27 - 35 Identifier: ISSN: 0009-2541
CoNE: /journals/resource/954925389240