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Early Solar System to Deep Mantle: The Geochemistry of Planetary Systems

Abstract The origin of the solar system and formation of planets such as Earth are among the most fascinating, outstanding scientific problems. From theoretical models to natural observations, it is possible to infer a general way of how the solar system evolved from the gravitational collapse of the molecular cloud to accretion and differentiation of planetary-sized bodies. This dissertation attempts to place additional constraints on the source, distribution, and evolution of chemical variability in the early solar system, Mars, and Earth.

A new method was developed for the measurement of titanium isotopes in calcium-aluminum-rich inclusions (CAIs) by laser ablation multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. The isotopic compos... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Williams, Curtis Davis (Author) / Wadhwa, Meenakshi (Advisor) / McNamara, Allen K (Committee member) / Bell, David R (Committee member) / Garnero, Edward J (Committee member) / Young, Patrick (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geochemistry / Calcium-Aluminum-Rich Inclusion / Evaporative Loss / Helium Isotopes / Mantle Convection / Martian Meteorite / Titanium Isotopes
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 170 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Geological Sciences 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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