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Title: Chemical studies of H chondrites-10 : contents of thermally labile trace elements are unaffected by late heating.

Abstract

We have used radiochemical neutron activation analysis (RNAA) to determine 15 trace elements, including 10 moderately and highly volatile ones - Rb, Ag, Se, Cs, Te, Zn, Cd, Bi, Tl, In (in increasing volatility order) - in 6 H chondrite falls with low 3He contents. These plus prior RNAA data provide a compositional database of 92 H4-6 chondrite falls. Three suites of samples can be identified from their noble gas contents: 44 with 'normal' contents, and, therefore, 'normal' orbits and cosmic ray exposure histories; 8 that lost radiogenic gases, presumably by shock late in their histories; and 17 that lost cosmogenic gases by heating during close solar approach. We used the standard multivariate statistical techniques of linear discriminant analysis and logistic regression to compare contents of the 10 moderately and highly volatile trace elements, listed above, in these 3 suites. We found no significant differences. This contrasts sharply with similar comparisons involving random falls and H4-6 chondrites that landed on Earth at specific time intervals. Apparently, contents of volatile trace elements in H4-6 chondrites were established early in their histories and they are so retentively sited that loss during later heating episodes did not occur.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA); USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
942447
Report Number(s):
ANL/CMT/JA-31542
Journal ID: ISSN 1086-9379; TRN: US200916%%532
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Meteoritics and Planetary Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 34; Journal Issue: 5 ; Sep. 1999; Journal ID: ISSN 1086-9379
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CHONDRITES; ELEMENTS; COSMIC GASES; HEATING; NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS; STONE METEORITES; TRACE AMOUNTS; VOLATILITY

Citation Formats

Wang, M.-S., Wolf, S. F., Lipschutz, M. E., Chemical Engineering, and Purdue Univ. Chemical studies of H chondrites-10 : contents of thermally labile trace elements are unaffected by late heating.. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1111/j.1945-5100.1999.tb01382.x.
Wang, M.-S., Wolf, S. F., Lipschutz, M. E., Chemical Engineering, & Purdue Univ. Chemical studies of H chondrites-10 : contents of thermally labile trace elements are unaffected by late heating.. United States. doi:10.1111/j.1945-5100.1999.tb01382.x.
Wang, M.-S., Wolf, S. F., Lipschutz, M. E., Chemical Engineering, and Purdue Univ. Wed . "Chemical studies of H chondrites-10 : contents of thermally labile trace elements are unaffected by late heating.". United States. doi:10.1111/j.1945-5100.1999.tb01382.x.
@article{osti_942447,
title = {Chemical studies of H chondrites-10 : contents of thermally labile trace elements are unaffected by late heating.},
author = {Wang, M.-S. and Wolf, S. F. and Lipschutz, M. E. and Chemical Engineering and Purdue Univ.},
abstractNote = {We have used radiochemical neutron activation analysis (RNAA) to determine 15 trace elements, including 10 moderately and highly volatile ones - Rb, Ag, Se, Cs, Te, Zn, Cd, Bi, Tl, In (in increasing volatility order) - in 6 H chondrite falls with low 3He contents. These plus prior RNAA data provide a compositional database of 92 H4-6 chondrite falls. Three suites of samples can be identified from their noble gas contents: 44 with 'normal' contents, and, therefore, 'normal' orbits and cosmic ray exposure histories; 8 that lost radiogenic gases, presumably by shock late in their histories; and 17 that lost cosmogenic gases by heating during close solar approach. We used the standard multivariate statistical techniques of linear discriminant analysis and logistic regression to compare contents of the 10 moderately and highly volatile trace elements, listed above, in these 3 suites. We found no significant differences. This contrasts sharply with similar comparisons involving random falls and H4-6 chondrites that landed on Earth at specific time intervals. Apparently, contents of volatile trace elements in H4-6 chondrites were established early in their histories and they are so retentively sited that loss during later heating episodes did not occur.},
doi = {10.1111/j.1945-5100.1999.tb01382.x},
journal = {Meteoritics and Planetary Science},
issn = {1086-9379},
number = 5 ; Sep. 1999,
volume = 34,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}