Geology on top of the download list in Chemical Geology
A recent paper by Teresa Ubide, Cora McKenna, David Chew and Balz Kamber is top of the download list in the journal Chemical Geology.
In an SFI-ERC-funded project, the team of geochemists have optimised laser ablation ICP-MS (LA-ICP-MS) to obtain high-resolution images of the distribution of trace elements in magmatic crystals. These compositional images, or maps, make it possible to reconstruct pre-eruptive magma histories and unveil the triggers of volcanic eruptions.
Citation: Ubide T, McKenna CA, Chew DM, Kamber BS (2015). High-resolution LA-ICP-MS trace element mapping of igneous minerals: in search of magma histories. Chemical Geology 409, 157-168, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.05.020.