As something new on our blog, we thought we’d start updating readers when new papers or conference abstracts from the group are published.
As many papers are published open access, the majority of our papers should be available online to everyone.
So first up…
Noble gases and halogens in Graves Nunataks 06129: the complex thermal history of a felsic asteroid crust.
Jennifer L. Claydon, Sarah A. Crowther, Vera A. Fernandes and Jamie D. Gilmour.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta – doi:10.1016/j.gca.2015.03.013
The meteorite Graves Nunataks (GRA) 06129, and its pair GRA 06128, are the only known examples of felsic asteroidal crust. Understanding the history if these meteorites can help shed light on the evolutionary processes of planetesimals. Studying noble gases in meteorites can constrain the chronology of meteorites and help us to understand the behaviour of volatile elements on asteroids. This paper looks at the I-Xe and Ar-Ar systems in GRA 06129, which suggest a complex thermal history for this meteorite and its parent body.
This research was funded by STFC.