Carbon components and their isotopic compositions in the Allende meteorite.

P. K. Swart, M. M. Grady, I. P. Wright, C. T. Pillinger

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High-resolution stepwise oxidations on two bulk fractions and an acid residue show the existence of at least three carbon phases and suggest the possible presence of two more. The bulk of the carbon has a peak release T closely corresponding with amorphous (free) C and an isotopic composition of approx -20per mille. A minor component with a low delta 13C value may be present, possibly correlated with either N or Xe components. -B.M.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)A283-A288
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Issue numberSupplement
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology


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