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Blair Schoene - Research


My research focuses on applying geochronology, thermochronology, radiogenic isotope tracing, field geology, structural analysis, and geochemistry to processes of lithospheric evolution and Earth history. I am currently in the process of building a radiogenic isotope geology lab in Geosciences at Princeton, which will host low-blank clean room facilities and a thermal ionization mass spectrometer, in addition to rock and mineral separation and characterization facilities. Please stay tuned for updates on how this is going.

Interested in doing a Ph.D or post-doc? Send me an email.

Jan. 2012:  See article in Geosciences news about the completion of the radiogenic isotopes lab!  After a long haul, the lab is now running smoothly and we're measuring U-Pb zircon analyses with sub-picogram blanks.  See also the full length article in the Geosciences newsletter, The Smilodon.


Recent and ongoing research themes

Methods in high-precision geochronology

Thermochronology

Processes of continental magmatism and tectonics

Construction and stabilization of Archean lithosphere

The Triassic-Jurassic boundary

The Shuram-Wonaka transition (w/ Adam Maloof)