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Dr Rasika Mahajan

I am a Technical Specialist for NEIF Argon Isotope and U-Pb laboratories at the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC), University of Glasgow. I specialise in using high-precision geochronology, which includes noble gas 40Ar/39Ar and CA-ID-TIMS U-Pb geochronological techniques, to determine timescales and rates of magmatic processes, and to date various geological events from Large Igneous Provinces such as the British Palaeogene Igneous Province in the west coast of Scotland.

My other research interests are using geophysical methods, such as rock magnetism and palaeomagnetism, to understand the nature of formation, magnetic fabric and mineralogy,and to determine timing of geological events such as in the Deccan Traps. Similarly I have an experience of using geochemical techniques including XRF, XRD, SEM-EDS and ICP-MS to study geochemical changes in submarine seamount rocks from Andaman Back-arc Basin.

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K-Ar and Ar/Ar geochronology

Learning aims: This course will demonstrate best practice for the collection and analysis of geological samples that can be dated using the Ar-Ar method. It provides the theory behind the technique [...]

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