Center for Geodynamics and Geochronology

Headed by Alexey V. Ivanov, Doctor of Science in Geology and Mineralogy

The staff consists of 30 persons, among which are three doctors (habilitation equivalent) and four candidates of sciences (PhD equivalent).

The Group of Analytical Chemistry (head V.S. Lebedeva) and the Group of Methods for the Physical Analysis (atomic emission and X-ray spectrometry, head A.I. Chernenko) were initially established at the Department of Petrology (head I.V. Belov) of the Institute in 1950s to study rock, ore and mineral compositions. The Department of Analytical Laboratories (Laboratory of Physical Methods, head A.I. Chernenko, and Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, head G. N. Kasheev) was established in 1962. The Laboratory of Isotopy and Geochronology was founded in 1972 and joined with the Laboratory of Physical Methods in 1974. In 1972-1988, the laboratory was headed by S.B. Brandt, and since 1988 – by A.G. Revenko. In 1995, it merged with the Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry (headed by Yu.I. Sizykh in 1971-1995). In 1996, the Laboratory of Isotopy and Geochronology separated as independent division under supervision of S.V. Rasskazov. In 1998, all analytical subdivisions of the Institute merged into the Analytical Center (head A.G. Revenko), which has been reorganized later in 2015 into the Center for Geodynamics and Geochronology under supervision of A.V. Ivanov.

Major research lines and activities:

Analytical methods:

  • Thermal ionization mass-spectrometry for Sr, Nd, Pb isotope geochemistry

  • Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for trace element geochemistry

  • X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy for major and trace element geochemistry

  • X-ray crystallography for mineral investigations

  • Atomic absorption spectroscopy, atomic emission spectroscopy, flame photometry, spectrophotometry, gravimetry, titrimetry and potentiometry for major and selected trace element geochemistry

Web of Science-indexed publications

  1. Ivanov A.V., Mukasa S.B., Kamenetsky V.S., Ackerson M., Demonterova E.I., Pokrovsky B.G., Vladykin N.V., Kolesnichenko M.V., Litasov K.D., Zedgenizov D.A. Volatile concentrations in olivine-hosted melt inclusions from meimechite and melanephelinite lavas of the Siberian Traps Large Igneous Province: Evidence for flux-related high-Ti, high-Mg magmatism // Chemical Geology. 2018. V. 483. P. 442–462.
  2. Ivanov A.V., Demonterova E.I., Savatenkov V.M., Perepelov A.B., Ryabov V.V., Shevko A.Y. Late Triassic (Carnian) lamproites from Noril'sk, polar Siberia: Evidence for melting of the recycled Archean crust and the question of lamproite source for some placer diamond deposits of the Siberian Craton//Lithos. 2018. V. 296–299. P. 67–78.
  3. Li Y., He H., Ivanov A.V., Demonterova E.I., Pan Y., Deng C., Zheng D.& Zhu R. 40Ar/39Ar age of the onset of high-Ti phase of the Emeishan volcanism strengthens the link with the end-Guadalupian mass extinction // International Geology Review. 2018. V.60. P. 1906–1917.
  4. Ivanov A.V., Vladykin N.V., Demonterova E.I., Gorovoy V.A., Dokuchits E.Yu. 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of the Malyy (Little) Murun Massif, Aldan Shield of the Siberian Craton: A simple story for an intricate igneous complex // Minerals. 2018. V. 8. P. 602.
  5. Ivanov A.V. Levitskii I.V., Levitskii V.I., Corfu F., Demonterova E.I., Reznitskii L.Z., Pavlova L.A., Kamenetsky V.S., Savatenkove V.M., Powerman V.I. Shoshonitic magmatism in the Paleoproterozoic of the south-western Siberian Craton: An analogue of the modern post-collision setting // Lithos. 2019. V. 328–329. P. 88–100.
  6. Sheth H, Vanderkluysen L, Demonterova E.I., Ivanov A.V., Savatenkov V.M. Geochemistry and Ar-40/Ar-39 geochronology of the Nandurbar-Dhule mafic dyke swarm: Dyke-sill-flow correlations and stratigraphic development across the Deccan flood basalt province // GEOLOGICAL JOURNAL. 2018. V. 54. №1. P. 157–176 DOI:10.1002/gj.3167
  7. Demonterova E.I., Ivanov A.V., Mikheeva E.A., Arzhannikova A.V., Frolov A.O., Arzhannikov S.G., Bryanskiy N.V., Pavlova L.A., Reznitskii L.Z., Zarubina O.V. Source Provenance and Paleogeographic Conditions during Deposition of Jurassic Continental Sediments in the Southern Part of the Siberian Platform (Implication of Sm–Nd and U–Pb Data) Doklady Earth Sciences. 2018. V. 480. №2. P. 720–724.
  8. Arzhannikova A.V., Frolov A.O., Arzhannikov S.G., Demonterova E.I., Ivanov A.V., Jolivet M., Rubtsova M.N., Dorozhko A.L. Jurassic sediments in the Irkut basin and southwestern Transbaikalia: correlations based on paleobotanical and geochronological data // Russian Geology and Geophysics. 2018. V.59. №6. P. 620–634 DOI:10.1016/j.rgg.2018.05.003
  9. Tetenkin A.V., Vetrov V.M., Demonterova E.I., Pashkova G.V., Kaneva E.V. Argillite Artifacts and Final Pleistocene to Middle Holocene Cultural Links Across the Vitim River Basin (Baikal Region)// Archaeology, Ethnology & Anthropology of Eurasia. 2018. V.46. №2. P. 16–24. DOI: 10.17746/1563-0102.2018.46.2.016-024
  10. Akulov N.I.; Akulova V.V.; Shtel'makh S I., Rubtsova M.N., Sholokhov P.A. Structure and composition of debris flows in the Eastern Sayan // Lithology and Mineral Resources. 2018. V. 53. № 1. P. 36–52.
  11. Pashkova G.V., Aisueva T.S., Finkelshtein A.L., Cherkashina T.Y., Shchetnikov A.A. Quantitative approaches to the determination of elements in lake sediments by total reflection X-ray fluorescence // Microchemical Journal. 2018. V. 143. P. 264–271.
  12. Pashkova G.V., Smagunova A.N., Finkelshtein A.L. X-ray fluorescence analysis of milk and dairy products: A review // TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry. 2018. V. 106. P. 183–189.
  1. Arzhannikov, S.G., Ivanov, A.V., Arzhannikova, A.V., Demonterova, E.I., Jolivet, M., Vo-ronin, V.I., Buyantuev, V.A., and Oskolkov, V.A., 2017. Age of the Jombolok lava field (East Sayan): evidence from dendrochronology and radiocarbon dating. Russian Geology and Geophysics, v. 58, p. 20-35,
  2. Cherkashina, T.Yu., Shtel'makh, S.I., Pashkova, G.V., 2017. Determination of trace elements in calcium rich carbonate rocks by Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry for environmental and geological studies. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, v. 130, p. 153-161,
  3. Demonterova, E.I., Ivanov, A.V., Mikheeva, E.M., Arzhannikova, A.V., Frolov, A.O., Arzhannikov, S.G., Bryanskiy, N.V., and Pavlova, L.A., 2017. Early to Middle Jurassic his-tory of the southern Siberian continent (Transbaikalia) recorded in sediments of the Siberian Craton: Sm-Nd and U-Pb provenance study. Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France, 2017, v. 188, paper 8,
  4. Demonterova, E.I., Ivanov, A.V., and Perepelov, A.B., 2017. Late Cenozoic volcanism of the Uda river area (Eastern Sayan, Siberia): the first geochemical and isotopic data. Geody-namics & Tectonophysics, v. 8, p. 445-448,
  5. Ivanov, A.V., Levitsky, I.V., Levitsky, V.I., Demonterova, E.I., and Reznitsky, L.Z., 2017. Paleoarchean mafic rocks of the southwestern Siberian Craton: preliminary geochronology and geochemical characterization. Geodynamics & Tectonophysics, v. 8, p. 477-480,
  6. Ivanov, A.V., Meffre, S., Thompson, J., Corfu, F., Kamenetsky, V.S., Kamenetsky, M.B., and Demonterova, E.I., 2017. Timing and genesis of the Karoo-Ferrar large igneous province: New high precision U-Pb data for Tasmania confirm short duration of the major magmatic pulse. Chemical Geology, v. 455, p. 32-43,
  7. Kamenetsky, V.S., Maas, R., Kamenetsky, M.B., Yaxley, G.M., Ehrig, K., Zellmer, G.F., Bindeman, I.N., Sobolev, A.V., Kuzmin, D.V., Ivanov, A.V., Woodhead, J., and Schilling, J.-G., 2017. Multiple mantle sources of continental magmatism: Insights from “high-Ti” pic-rites of Karoo and other large igneous provinces. Chemical Geology, v. 455, p. 22-31,
  8. Mikheeva, E.A., Demonterova, E.I., Frolov, A.O., Arzhannikova, A.V., Arzhannikov, S.G., Cherkashina, T.Y., and Ivanov, A.V., 2017. Provenance Change in the Irkutsk Coal Basin during the Early and Middle Jurassic: Geochemical and Sm-Nd Isotope Evidence. Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation, v. 25, p. 363-384,
  9. Perepelov, A.B., Kuzmin M.I., Tsypukova, S.S., Demonterova E.I., Ivanov, A.V., Shcherba-kov, Y.D., Puzankov, M.Y., Odgerel, D., and Bat-Ulzii, D., 2017. Eclogite trace in evolution of Late Cenozoic alkaline basalt volcanism on the southwestern flank of the Baikal Rift Zone: Geochemical features and geodynamic consequences. Doklady Earth Sciences, v. 476, p. 1187-1192,
  10. Shkol'nik, S.I., Ivanov, A.V., Reznitsky, L.Z., Letnikova, E.F., He, H.Y., Zhiqlang, Y., Li, Y., Vishnevskaya, I.A., and Barash, I.G., 2017. Middle Ordovician effusive rocks of the Khamsara terrane (Tyva) as an indicator complex. Russian Geology and Geophysics, v. 58, p. 1032-1044,
  11. Solov'eva, L.V., Kalashnikova, T.V., Kostrovitsky, S.I., Ivanov, A.V., Matsuk, S.S., and Su-vorova, L.F., 2017. Phlogopite and phlogopite-amphibole parageneses in the lithospheric mantle of the Birekte terrane (Siberian craton). Doklady Earth Sciences, v. 475, p. 822-827,
  12. Suvorova, D., Khudonogova, E., and Revenko, A., 2017. X-ray fluorescence determination of Cs, Ba, La, Ce, Nd, and Ta concentrations in rocks of various composition. X-Ray Spec-trometry, v. 46, p. 200–208,
  1. Amosova A.A., Panteeva S.V., Chubarov V.M., Finkelshtein A.L., 2016. Determination of major elements by wavelength-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and trace elements by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry in igneous rocks from the same fused sample (110 mg). Spectrochimica Acta, Part B-Atomic Spectroscopy, v. 122, p. 62-68, doi:10.1016/j.sab.2016.06.001.
  2. Arzhannikov S.G., Ivanov A.V., Arzhannikova A.V., Demonterova E.I., Jolivet M., Buyantuev V.A., Oskolkov V.A., Voronin V.I., 2016. The most recent (682-792 CE) volcanic eruption in the Jombolok lava field, East Sayan, Central Asia triggered exodus of Mongolian pre-Chinggis Khaan tribes (778-786 CE). Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, v. 125, p. 87-99, doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2016.05.017.
  3. Arzhannikov S.G., Baker V., Ivanov A.V., 2016. Megafloods of Northern Asia. International Geology Review, v. 58, p. 1691-1692, doi:10.1080/00206814.2016.1204748.
  4. Bazarova E.P., Markova Y.N., Zolotarev K.V., Rakshun Y.V., Ushchapovskaya Z.F., 2016. First geochemical data on loose sediments in the Kan-i-Gut cave mine (Central Asia) by synchrotron radiation XRF analysis. Journal of Surface Investigation, v. 10, p. 361-364. doi: 10.1134/S1027451-16020038.
  5. Ivanov A.V., Demonterova E.I., Reznitskii L.Z., Barash I.G. Arzhannikov S.G., Arzhannikova A.V., Hung C.-H., Chung S.-L., Iizuka Y., 2016. Catastrophic outburst and tsunami flooding of Lake Baikal: U-Pb detrital zircon provenance study of the Palaeo-Manzurka megaflood sediments. International Geology Review, v. 58, p. 1818-1830, doi:10.1080/00206814.2015.1064329.
  6. Ivanov, A.V., Arzhannikov, S.G., Demonterova, E.I., Arzhannikova, A.V. Reply to V.D. Mats’s ‘Comment on Ivanov, A.V., Demonterova, E.I., Reznitskii, L.Z., Barash, I.G., Arzhannikov, S.G., Arzhannikova, A.V., Hung, C.-H., Chung, S.-L., Iizuka, Y., 2016. Catastrophic outburst and tsunami flooding of Lake Baikal: U-Pb detrital zircon provenance study of the Palaeo-Manzurka megaflood sediments: International Geology Review. http//’ // International Geology Review, v. 58, p. 1833-1837, doi: 10.1080/00206814.2016.1147388.
  7. Kiselev A.I., Konstntinov K.M., Yarmolyuk V.V., Ivanov A.V., 2016. The Chara-Sina dyke swarm in the structure of the Middle Paleozoic Vilyui rift system (Siberian Craton). Doklady Earth Sciences, v. 471, p. 1179-1182, doi: 10.1134/S1028334X16110167.
  8. Kravtsova A.N., Guda A.A., Goettlicher J., Soldatov A.V., Taroev V.K., Kashaev A.A., Suvorova L.F., Tauson V.L., 2016. Valence determination of rare earth elements in lanthanide silicates by L-3-XANES spectroscopy. Journal of Physics Conference Series. 16th International conference on X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS16), v. 712, 012096, doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/712/1/012096.
  9. Letnikova E.F., Letnikov F.A., Shkol’nik S.I., Cherkashina T.Y., Reznitskii L.Z., Vishnevskaya I.A., 2016. Nd isotope systematics of the Vendian-Early Cambrian sedimentary ores in the northern segment of the Paleoasian ocean. Doklady Earth Sciences, v. 466, p. 42-46, doi:10.1134/S1028334X16010062.
  10. Losey R.J., Ivanov A.V., Palesskiy S.V., Bazaliiskii V.I., 2016. Geochemical analyses of marmot teeth to evaluate the potential for overlapping foraging ranges in two Siberian human cemetery populations. Journal of Ethnobiology, v. 36, p. 493-511.
  11. Pashkova G.V., Aisueva T.S., Finkelshtein A.L., Ivanov E.V., Shchetnikov A.A., 2016. Analytical approaches for determination of bromine in sediment core samples by X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. Talanta, v. 160, p. 375-380, doi: 10.1016/j.talanta.2016.07.059.
  12. Purev Z., Revenko A., Damdinsuren B., 2016. Report on the Fourth Conference on X-ray Analysis in Mongolia. X-ray Spectrometry, v. 45, p. 194-196, doi: 10.1002/xrs.2690.
  13. Savelieva V.B., Danilova Yu.V., Bazarova E.P., Ivanov A.V., Kamenetsky V.S., 2016. Carbonatite magmatism of the southern Siberian Craton 1 Ga ago: Evidence for te beginning of breakup of Laurasia in the early Proterozoic. Doklady Earth Sciences, v. 471, p. 1140-1143, doi: 10.1134/S1028334X16110222.
  14. Savelieva V.B., Demonterova E.I., Danilova Yu.V., Bazarova E.P., Ivanov A.V., Kamenetsky V.S., 2016. New carbonatite complex in the western Baikal area, southern Siberian Craton: mineralogy, age, geochemistry, and petrogenesis. Petrology, v. 24, p. 271-302, doi:10.1134/S0869591116030061.
  1. Chubarov, V., Suvorova, D., Mukhetdinova, A., and Finkelshtein, A., 2015, X-ray fluorescence determination of the manganese valence state and speciation in manganese ores. X-Ray Spectrometry, v. 44, no. 6, p. 436-441, doi: 10.1002/xrs.2619.
  2. Ivanov, A.V., Demonterova, E.I., He, H., Perepelov, A.B., Travin, A.V., and Lebedev, V.A., 2015, Volcanism in the Baikal rift: 40 years of active-versus-passive model discussion. Earth-Science Reviews, v. 148, p. 18-43, doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.05.011.
  3. Ivanov, A.V., Vanin, V.A., Demonterova, E.I., Gladkochub, D.P., Donskaya, T.V., and Gorovoy, V.A., 2015, Application of the ‘no fool’s clock’ to dating the Mukodek ore field, Siberia, Russia // Ore Geology Reviews, v. 69, p. 352-359, doi:10.1016/j.oregeorev.2015.03.007.
  4. Kamenetsky, V.S., Park, J.-W., Mungall, J.E., Pushkarev, E.V., Ivanov, A.V., Kamenetsky, M.B., and Yaxley, G.M., 2015, Crystallization of Pt-group minerals from silicate melts: evidence from Cr-spinel-hosted inclusions in volcanic rocks. Geology, v. 43, p. 903-906, doi:10.1130/G37052.1.
  5. Kravtsova, A.N., Guda, A.A., Soldatov, A.V., Goettlicher, J., Taroev, V.K., Kashaev, A.A., Suvorova, L.F., and Tauson, V.L., 2015, X-ray spectral diagnostics of synthetic lanthanide silicates. Optics and Spectroscopy, v. 119, p. 982-986, doi:10.1134/S0030400X15110156.
  6. Pashkova, G.V., and Revenko, A.G., 2015, A Review of Application of Total Reflection X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry to Water Analysis. Applied Spectroscopy Reviews, v. 50, No. 6, p. 443-473, doi:10.1080/05704928.2015. 1010205.
  7. Reznitsky, L.Z., Shkol’nik, S.I., Ivanov, A.V., Demonterova, E.I., Letnikova, E.F., Hung, C.-H., and Chung, S.-L., 2015, The Hercynian Ikat thrust in the Transbaikalian segment of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt. Russian Geology and Geophysics, v. 56, p. 1671-1684, doi:10.1016/j.rgg.2015.11.002.
  8. Ryashchenko, T.G., Akulova, V.V., and Rubtsova, M.N., 2015, Aeolian sedimentation in Pribaikalye (Late Pleistocene – Holocene). Quaternary International, v. 355, p. 52–56.
  9. Taroev, V.K., Kashaev, A.A., Malcherek, T., Goettlicher, J., Kaneva, E.V., Vasiljev, A.D., Suvorova, L.F., Suvorova, D.S., and Tauson, V.L., 2015, Crystal structures of new potassium silicates and aluminosilicates of Sm, Tb, Gd, and Y band the irrelation to the armstrongite (CaZr(Si6O15)·3H2O) structure. Journal of Solid State Chemistry, v. 227, p. 196–203, doi:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.03.004.

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