Laboratory analogy of crystalline enstatite grain formation in plasma field

T. Sato, K. Kamitsuji, M. Shintaku, Y. Kimura, M. Kurumada, O. Kido, H. Suzuki, Y. Saito, C. Kaito

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Abstract

Crystalline enstatite (MgSiO3) grains were produced by the simultaneous evaporation of SiO grains and Mg vapor in a plasma field. The MgSiO3 grains were spherical or needlelike. The necessity of a plasma field in astromineralogy is suggested in the present study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-620
Number of pages4
JournalPlanetary and Space Science
Volume54
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May

Keywords

  • Composition
  • Dust particle
  • Dusty plasma
  • Laboratory experiments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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