Experiments in chondrule formation: simulations of gas-grain collisions using plasma arcs

Morlock, Andreas; Sutton, Yvonne; Braithwaite, N. St.J and Grady, Monica (2010). Experiments in chondrule formation: simulations of gas-grain collisions using plasma arcs. In: Lunar and Planetary Society Meeting 2010, Mar 2010, Houston.

URL: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2010/pdf/1764...

Abstract

To investigate the formation of chondrules in gas-grain collisions, we conducted experiments where mineral mixtures were melted in plasma arcs. First results already show silicate-rich spheres quite similar to chondrules.

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