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Geochemistry Division, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

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The Max-Planck-Institut fur Chemie Geochemistry Division researches
the chemical and temporal evolution of the Earth's interior (mantle,
crust and core). We study diverse geological processes, by measuring
isotopic abundances in natural radioactive decay systems (e.g.,
uranium-lead, rubidium- strontium, samarium-neodymium, rhenium-osmium)
as well as by measuring trace element concentrations in rocks and
minerals, using mass spectrometry. We model calculations of global
circulation of the Earth's interior in connection with both the
differentiation of the crust and mantle and internal recycling of
differentiated material. Regional studies are carried out together
with field geological and petrographic investigations.

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