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Decoding the complete history of Earth and our solar system requires the placing of the
scattered pages of Earth history in a precise chronological order, and the 40Ar/ 39Ar dating
technique is one of the most trusted dating techniques to do
that. The 40Ar/ 39Ar method has been in use for more than 40
years, and has constantly evolved since then. The steady Geological
improvement of the technique is largely due to a better Special Geological SocietyyteicoS
understanding of the K/Ar system, an appreciation of the Publication Special Publication 378
subtleties of geological material and a continuous refinement 378
of the analytical tools used for isotope extraction and counting.
The 40Ar/ 39Ar method is also one of the most versatile
techniques with countless applications in archaeology,
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modelling, data handling, and direct applications of the 40Ar/ 39Ar technique. n ya
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View along the flight tube of a noble gas mass spectrometer,
located at the London Geochronology Centre.
Photo: James Schwanethal.