Jackson, RA and Montenari, M (2019) Computer modeling of Zircon (ZrSiO4)—Coffinite (USiO4) solid solutions and lead incorporation: Geological implications. Stratigraphy and Timescales, 4. 217 - 227. ISSN 2468-5178

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The structure of zircon, ZrSiO4 is modeled using interatomic potentials. The uranium end-member, coffinite (USiO4) and intermediate solid solutions of zircon and coffinite (UxZr1–xSiO4) are then modeled, allowing the prediction of lattice parameters as a function of uranium concentration. Finally, possible structures resulting from the radioactive decay of uranium to lead in coffinite are considered.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final version can be found at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S246851781930005X
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zircon, Computer Modeling, Coffinite, Geological implications.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2020 15:03
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2020 13:25
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/7609

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