Hyperfine Interactions

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Mössbauer spectroscopic study on the composition of Fe-containing minerals in ordinary chondrites, Miller Range 07710 and Yamato 790272

  • W. Sato
  • M. Nakagawa
  • N. Shirai
  • M. Ebihara
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  1. Proceedings of the International Conference on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect (ICAME 2017), Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 3-8 September 2017


57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy was applied to compositional studies of Fe-containing minerals in two different ordinary chondrites, MIL 07710 (L4) and Y-790272 (H4), collected in Antarctica. For both samples, spectral analysis revealed that there are five quadrupole doublets and two magnetic sextets in the room-temperature spectra, suggesting the presence of olivine (M1 and M2), pyroxene (M1 and M2), a high-spin Fe3+ containing phase, antiferromagnetic FeS (troilite), and ferromagnetic Fe-Ni alloy. The large relative area of the oxidized Fe3+ phases and the small intensity of the metal phases signify a possible effect of terrestrial weathering especially for Y-790272 (H4).


Chondrite Meteorite Mössbauer spectroscopy MIL 07710 Y-790272 Terrestrial weathering 



The present work was supported in part by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 26286075.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Science and EngineeringKanazawa UniversityKanazawaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Natural Science and TechnologyKanazawa UniversityKanazawaJapan
  3. 3.Graduate School of Science and EngineeringTokyo Metropolitan UniversityHachiojiJapan

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