The Composition of Meteoritic Matter: III. Phase Equilibria, Genetic Relationships and Planet Structure

  title={The Composition of Meteoritic Matter: III. Phase Equilibria, Genetic Relationships and Planet Structure},
  author={Harrison S. Brown and Clair C. Patterson},
  journal={The Journal of Geology},
  pages={85 - 111}
An attempt has been made to study the composition of meteorites on a more quantitative basis than has been attempted heretofore. In particular, investigations have been made of experimental and theoretical approaches that might lead to more rigid comparisons between terrestrial and meteoritic matter. Stress has been placed particularly upon the following studies: (a) the distribution of elements between meteoritic phases; (b) average composition as a function of metal-phase content; (c… 

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