Amorphous Silicates as Precursors for Cosmic Carbonates.

Authors: Sarah Day (University of Keele) , Stephen Thompson (Diamond Light Source) , Aneurin Evans (Keele University) , Julia Parker (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Conference Paper
Conference: Formation of the First Solids in the Solar System (2011)
Peer Reviewed: No

State: Published (Approved)
Published: September 2011

Abstract: Silicates are one of the most primitive, refractory dust species known to have been present within the pre-solar nebula. Calcic pyroxenes ((Ca,Mg)Si2O6) and forsteritic olivines (MgSiO4) are found within meteorites as characteristic mineral components of Calcium Aluminium Inclusions (CAIs) [1]. The chemical structure of such materials is directly related to their formation history and subsequent evolution, therefore studying the physical properties of these minerals can provide a diagnostic with which to gain valuable information about the environmental conditions within the early solar nebula, and the processes leading to their formation

Journal Keywords: Silicates; meteorites

Subject Areas: Environment

Instruments: I11-High Resolution Powder Diffraction

Added On: 27/09/2011 09:17

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