Microanalysis of cosmic dust - Prospects and challenges

Graham, Giles A. and Kearsley, Anton T. and Burchell, Mark J. and Creighton, Alan and Wright, Ian P. (2002) Microanalysis of cosmic dust - Prospects and challenges. Dust in the Solar System and Other Planetary Systems, 15 . pp. 400-404. ISSN 0964-2749. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Our laboratory experiments have used a light gas gun to accelerate olivine mineral grains to 5.1 km/s prior to their impact upon, and capture within, aerogel (density 96 kg m(-3)). The composition and mineralogy of the trapped particles were investigated using the non-destructive techniques of raman spectroscopy and analytical scanning electron microscopy. The raman spectra obtained for an impacted olivine show wider peak width than those obtained from the analysis of a pristine grain, this may indicate that the particles do undergo a degree of alteration at the crystallographic scale during the impact event.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Editor: Green, SF IAU Colloquium 181 on Dust in the Solar System and Other Planetary Systems APR 04-10, 2000 UNIV KENT, CANTERBURY, ENGLAND
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences > Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Mark Burchell
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2008 16:12
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 11:30
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5052 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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