Geochemistry. What drives iron isotope fractionation in magma?

@article{Weyer2008GeochemistryWD,
  title={Geochemistry. What drives iron isotope fractionation in magma?},
  author={Stefan Weyer},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={320 5883},
  pages={
          1600-1
        }
}
T he isotope composition of natural material can vary, either through the decay of a radioactive parent that results in radiogenic ingrowth of a particular isotope, or as a product of chemical reactions driven by physical changes, for example, during the interactions between biosphere, hydrosphere, and rocks (1). Stable-isotope fractionation can reach levels of several percent for light elements, such as hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur. However, the magnitude of isotope… CONTINUE READING