Origin of graphitic carbon and pentlandite in matrix olivines in the Allende meteorite.

@article{Brearley1999OriginOG,
  title={Origin of graphitic carbon and pentlandite in matrix olivines in the Allende meteorite.},
  author={A. Brearley},
  journal={Science},
  year={1999},
  volume={285 5432},
  pages={
          1380-2
        }
}
  • A. Brearley
  • Published 1999
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • Matrix olivines in the Allende carbonaceous chondrite are believed to have formed by condensation processes in the primitive solar nebula. However, transmission electron microscope observations of numerous matrix olivines show that they contain abundant, previously unrecognized, nanometer-sized inclusions of pentlandite and poorly graphitized carbon. Neither of these phases would have been stable at the high-temperature conditions required to condense iron-rich olivine in the solar nebula. The… CONTINUE READING
    77 Citations

    Topics from this paper

    Carbon in olivines of chondritic meteorites
    • 18

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 14 REFERENCES