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Unleaded high-performance

Previous measurements of uranium-series isotopes have implied uncomfortably fast speeds of melt movement through the mantle. Yet the latest results suggest such velocities were serious underestimates.

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Figure 1: Melt pathways and possible sites for generation of uranium-series nuclide disequilibrium.


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Elliott, T. Unleaded high-performance. Nature 437, 485–486 (2005).

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