Micro-spectroscopic characterization of organic and hydrous components in weathered Antarctic micrometeorites

  title={Micro-spectroscopic characterization of organic and hydrous components in weathered Antarctic micrometeorites},
  author={Akiko Suzuki and Yuta Yamanoi and T. Nakamura and S. Nakashima},
  journal={Earth, Planets and Space},
  • Akiko Suzuki, Yuta Yamanoi, +1 author S. Nakashima
  • Published 2010
  • Geology
  • Earth, Planets and Space
  • Eight unmelted Antarctic micrometeorite (AMMs) recovered from Kuwagata Nunatak were studied on Al-foils by infrared (IR), Raman, and visible reflection micro-spectroscopy in combination with electron microscopy. Major element abundances of the AMMs studied were found to be similar to solar abundance, although all have the common characteristic of Mg-depletion. Absorption bands around 500 nm were detected for some of the AMMs by the visible micro-spectroscopic method, and these AMMs can be… CONTINUE READING
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