• Materials Science
  • Published 2007

AUGER ANALYSIS OF PRESOLAR SILICATES IN ACFER 094 & THE DISCOVERY OF A PRESOLAR CAI

@inproceedings{Vollmer2007AUGERAO,
  title={AUGER ANALYSIS OF PRESOLAR SILICATES IN ACFER 094 & THE DISCOVERY OF A PRESOLAR CAI},
  author={Christian Vollmer and Frank J. Stadermann and Maitrayee Bose and Christine Floss and Peter Hoppe and Frank E. Brenker},
  year={2007}
}
Mineralogical characterization of presolar sili-cates is an analytical challenge due to their small size (usually <0.5 µm) and surrounding “normal” silicates. However, such in-vestigations are crucial in understanding formation histories of these grains [e.g. 1]. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is typically the method of choice, but preparation of electron trans-parent lamellae from meteoritic grains is a difficult and time con-suming task [e.g. 2]. Auger spectroscopy provides a… CONTINUE READING