Survival of fossils under extreme shocks induced by hypervelocity impacts

Abstract

Experimental data are shown for survival of fossilized diatoms undergoing shocks in the GPa range. The results were obtained from hypervelocity impact experiments which fired fossilized diatoms frozen in ice into water targets. After the shots, the material recovered from the target water was inspected for diatom fossils. Nine shots were carried out, at… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2013.0190

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