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Thus, exposure still goes to the right (at least for a while), but burial goes UP. Not what we expect from our previous experience with the Al-26/Be-10 diagram. At present, the choice of axes in two-nuclide diagrams involving Ne-21 in the literature appears to reflect your position in relation to the Atlantic Ocean. It really does make more sense for two-nuclide diagrams to always behave the same way no matter what nuclide pair is involved.I’ve done it this way in the version 3 online exposure age calculator, which will generate two-nuclide diagrams for all combinations of Ne-21, Be-10, Al-26, and C-14 in quartz, and also in the ICE-D database which makes use of the v3 calculator as a back end.Cosmogenic isotopes are created when elements in the atmosphere or earth are bombarded by high energy particles (-mesons and protons, collectively known as cosmic rays) that penetrate into the atmosphere from outer space.Some cosmic ray particles reach the surface of the earth and contribute to the natural background radiation environment.In certain manifestations of this diagram (primarily when plotted with a log x-axis and a linear y-axis), the simple exposure region vaguely resembles a banana, for example: This resemblance, perhaps unfortunately, has resulted in the common use of the term “banana diagram.” Then the important aspect of this diagram is that if the sample gets buried after a period of surface exposure, both Al-26 and Be-10 concentrations decrease due to radioactive decay, and Al-26 decreases faster than Be-10.
C in our atmosphere, which is used in radiocarbon dating, and in the production of cosmogenic nuclides in rocks at the Earth surface, which we use in cosmogenic nuclide dating[1-3].So, again, exposure goes to the right and burial goes down. Although I have not made a systematic historiographic study of this phenomenon, I believe that the European style is largely just due to the fact that the “Cosmo Calc” software put together by Pieter Vermeesch does it this way. Nearly all the two-nuclide diagrams in the existing literature involve the normal implementation of the Al-26/Be-10 diagram, so anyone familiar with this literature expects exposure to go to the right on a tw0-nuclide diagram, and burial to go down.On the other hand, here is a Ne-21/Be-10 diagram from a very cool paper by Florian Kober and Vasily Alfimov: This figure has a lot of data in it that are beside the point from the perspective of this post, but the point is that it has the opposite axes: Be-10 concentration on the x-axis and Ne-21/Be-10 ratio on the y-axis. I think inverting the diagram so that burial goes up just confuses readers. Thus, I advocate always plotting the longer-lived nuclide of the pair on the x-axis, and the ratio of the shorter-lived to longer-lived nuclide on the y-axis. Of course, I am in the US, but I am not just cheering for my own team here.So, these rays are essential for many applications in Quaternary Science, but where do they come from?
Cosmic rays (also called cosmic radiation) mainly comprise high energy nucleons (protons, neutrons and atomic nuclei).
The first interaction is when the high energy particles collide with nuclei in the upper atmosphere. A spallation reaction is a nuclear reaction where a highly energetic nucleon (usually a secondary cosmic-ray neutron of energy) collides with a target nucleus.