Academic Catalog

GEOE514 ISOTOPE GEOLOGY

Course Code: 5640514
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Geological Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. NLGN TRKAN GLE
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Principles of nuclear physics. Radioactive decay equation and mechanisms. Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd and He isotope systematics in geochronology and petrology. Concepts of crustal growth, mantle depletion, mantle degassing, mantle metasomatism, and crustal contamination.