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In situ measurement of gas-solid interactions in astrophysical dust & planetary analogues

DOI: 10.1051/eas/1258036 DOI Help

Authors: S. P. Thompson (Diamond Light Source) , J. E. Parker (Diamond Light Source) , S. J. Day (University of Keele) , A. Evans (Keele University) , C. C. Tang (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Conference Paper
Conference: ECLA - European Conference on Laboratory Astrophysics
Peer Reviewed: No

State: Published (Approved)
Published: February 2013
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 6515

Abstract: Facilities for studying gas-solid interactions on beamline I11 at the Diamond Light Source are described. Sample evolution in low and high gas pressure capillary cells (1 × 10-7 to 100 bar) with non-contact cooling and heating (80 to 1273 K) can be monitored structurally (X-rays) and spectroscopically (Raman). First results on the dehydration of MgSO4.7H2O, the formation of CO2 clathrate hydrate and the reaction of amorphous CaSiO3 grains with CO2 gas to form CaCO3 are presented to demonstrate the application of these cells to laboratory investigations involving the processing of cosmic dust simulants and planetary materials analogues.

Subject Areas: Physics, Earth Science, Materials


Instruments: I11-High Resolution Powder Diffraction

Added On: 10/04/2013 10:35

Discipline Tags:

Earth Sciences & Environment Physics Geology Planetary Geology Astronomy & Astrophysics Astroparticles

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Diffraction X-ray Powder Diffraction