Cosmogenic isotope surface exposure dating
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Two samples of trinitite were used, the first (left-hand-side bars in the graph) was taken from between 40 and 65 meters of ground zero while the other sample was taken from further away from the ground zero point.The Eu (half life 8.59 year) were mainly formed by the neutron activation of the europium in the soil, it is clear that the level of radioactivity for these isotopes is highest where the neutron dose to the soil was larger.
After release into the environment, radioactive materials can reach humans in a range of different routes, and the chemistry of the element usually dictates the most likely route.Some of the Am (half life 432.6 year) are due to the neutron activation of barium and plutonium inside the bomb.The barium was present in the form of the nitrate in the chemical explosives used while the plutonium was the fissile fuel used.A recent paper reports the levels of long-lived radioisotopes in the trinitite.The trinitite was formed from feldspar and quartz which were melted by the heat.The basic concept here is that if your sample stays at the surface and experiences steady exposure with or without erosion, nuclide concentrations are confined to the “simple exposure region” highlighted with dark lines in the above figure.
In certain manifestations of this diagram (primarily when plotted with a log x-axis and a linear y-axis), the simple exposure region vaguely resembles a banana, for example: This resemblance, perhaps unfortunately, has resulted in the common use of the term “banana diagram.” Then the important aspect of this diagram is that if the sample gets buried after a period of surface exposure, both Al-26 and Be-10 concentrations decrease due to radioactive decay, and Al-26 decreases faster than Be-10.The glassy trinitite formed by the first atom bomb contains radioisotopes formed by neutron activation and nuclear fission.In addition some natural radioisotopes are present.Here is an example of a Be-10/Ne-21 two-nuclide diagram from one of my papers: Here I have put Ne-21 (the longer-lived nuclide) on the x-axis and the Be-10/Ne-21 ratio on the y-axis. I think no matter what the nuclides involved, you should always do it the same way as is commonly done for Al-26/Be-10 diagrams, so that burial goes down.So, again, exposure goes to the right and burial goes down. Although I have not made a systematic historiographic study of this phenomenon, I believe that the European style is largely just due to the fact that the “Cosmo Calc” software put together by Pieter Vermeesch does it this way. Nearly all the two-nuclide diagrams in the existing literature involve the normal implementation of the Al-26/Be-10 diagram, so anyone familiar with this literature expects exposure to go to the right on a tw0-nuclide diagram, and burial to go down.If you are reading this, you are probably familiar with the two-nuclide diagram commonly used to represent paired Be-10 and Al-26 data: This example is from a review article by Darryl Granger from 2006 (in GSA Special Paper 415) that gives a good description of what the diagram is and how it is supposed to work.