Browsing Rice University Electronic Theses and Dissertations by Subject "LA-ICP-MS"
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Origin and evolution of continental crust: Insights from igneous and metamorphic processes in subduction zones (2016-09-23)Today, continental crust is primarily produced in subduction zone settings, where slab dehydration induces melting of the peridotitic mantle wedge. Mantle melting produces Mg-rich basalt (~50 wt. % SiO2, ~8 wt. % MgO). The ...