What you learn

  • how trace elements can be detected in zircons
  • how cathodoluminescence is used for prescreening
  • what system is used to reveal zonation patterns
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Cathodoluminescence for Zircons

Read this application note to learn how cathodoluminescence is used as a prescreening tool for high-resolution secondary-ion- mass spectrometry (SIMS) to image the zonation patterns and identify regions of interest for isotope analysis of geological samples, such as zircons.