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Processing and interpretation of U-Pb and Lu-Hf data of zircon crystals from metasedimentary and metaigneous rocks, advised by Prof. Dr. Chris Hawkesworth at the university of st. Andrews, Scotland

Grant number: 13/19095-1
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 20, 2014
Effective date (End): March 19, 2014
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Geology
Principal researcher:Mario da Costa Campos Neto
Grantee:Alice Westin Teixeira
Supervisor abroad: Chris J. Hawkesworth
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IGC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of St Andrews, Scotland  
Associated to the scholarship:11/13311-9 - The Carrancas Nappe System in the southern margin of the Brasilia Orogen: sedimentary provenance and tectonic setting., BP.DR


Zircon is the most used mineral in studies of metasedimentary rocks provenance because of its resistance to intemperism, diagenesis and metamorphism. Nowadays, studies of the U-Pb and Lu-Hf isotopic system are the main tools used in such studies, because the first separates crystal populations by age and the second yields information about crustal and mantle contributions.Prof. Dr. Hawkesworth and his research group are among the main researchers of the world that work with U-Pb ages and Hf isotopic signature in detrital zircon crystals. They have many published papers in several important geological journals. Therefore, a research internship with Prof. Dr. Hawkesworth will be an important contribution to the development of this PhD project. The internship will be focused on the processing of raw U-Pb and Lu-Hf data obtained in metasedimentary and metaigneous rocks which constitute the front of the Southern Brasilia Orogen. Interpretation of the results and their connection with the regional geology will result in diverse scientific papers that will be submitted to international geological journals. (AU)

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WESTIN, ALICE; CAMPOS NETO, MARIO C.; CAWOOD, PETER A.; HAWKESWORTH, CHRIS J.; DHUIME, BRUNO; DELAVAULT, HELENE. The Neoproterozoic southern passive margin of the Sao Francisco craton: Insights on the pre-amalgamation of West Gondwana from U-Pb and Hf-Nd isotopes. Precambrian Research, v. 320, p. 454-471, . (13/19095-1, 13/13530-8, 11/13311-9, 16/06952-1)
WESTIN, ALICE; CAMPOS NETO, MARIO C.; HAWKESWORTH, CHRIS J.; CAWOOD, PETER A.; DHUIME, BRUNO; DELAVAULT, HELENE. A paleoproterozoic intra-arc basin associated with a juvenile source in the Southern Brasilia Orogen: Application of U-Pb and Hf-Nd isotopic. Precambrian Research, v. 276, p. 178-193, . (13/19095-1, 13/13530-8, 11/13311-9)

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