Carbonaceous and Magnetite-bearing Stardust Cometary Grains from Tracks 187, 188, 189, 190

Authors: M.c. Price (University of Kent) , John Bridges (University of Leicester) , Jane Macarthur (University of Leicester) , Leon Hicks (University of Leicester)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Conference Paper
Conference: 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
Peer Reviewed: No

State: Published (Approved)
Published: February 2015
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 9418 , 10328

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Abstract: We present Raman spectroscopy results from a set of terminal grains found in tracks C2112,4,187,0,0 (‘187’, 9 grains), C2045,2,188,0,0 (‘188’, 4 grains), C2045,3,189,0,0 (‘189’, 3 grains) and C2045,4,190,0,0 (‘190’, 3 grains) taken from the cometary side of NASA’s Stardust mission sample collector [1]. In order to maximise the scientific return, it is vital that analyses of the samples are undertaken using as many different, non-destructive, techniques as possible - preferably on particles whilst they are still embedded in aerogel using

Subject Areas: Earth Science, Materials, Physics

Instruments: I18-Microfocus Spectroscopy