A note on cement in asteroids

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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

G. Bilalbegovic
(Submitted on 20 Apr 2016)

Cement mineral tobermorite was formed in hydrothermal experiments on alternation of calcium-aluminum-rich inclusions (CAIs) in carbonaceous chondrite meteorites. Unidentified bands at 14 microns were measured for CAIs and the matrix of the Allende meteorite sample, as well as for Hektor and Agamemnon asteroids. The presence of cement nanoparticles may explain the feature at 14 microns.

Comments: accepted for publications in Icarus
Subjects: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics (astro-ph.SR); Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Cite as: arXiv:1604.06012 [astro-ph.SR] (or arXiv:1604.06012v1 [astro-ph.SR] for this version)
Submission history
From: Goranka Bilalbegovic
[v1] Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:58:37 GMT (8kb)

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