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Minerals 2019, 9(1), 42;

Spinels in Meteorites: Observation Using Mössbauer Spectroscopy

Department of Experimental Physics, Institute of Physics and Technology, Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg 620002, Russia
Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
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Received: 5 September 2018 / Revised: 29 December 2018 / Accepted: 9 January 2019 / Published: 13 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Spinel Group Minerals)
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In this mini-review, we consider the results of various meteorite studies using Mössbauer spectroscopy with a high velocity resolution in order to reveal the minor spectral components related to spinels such as chromite, hercynite, magnesiochromite, magnesioferrite and daubréelite in bulk meteorite matter or in some extracted phases. Spinels observation in the Mössbauer spectra is supported by characterization of the studied samples by means of optical and scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and magnetization measurements. Mössbauer parameters obtained for extraterrestrial spinels are compared with those obtained for terrestrial analogs published in the literature. View Full-Text
Keywords: Spinels; Meteorites; Mössbauer spectroscopy Spinels; Meteorites; Mössbauer spectroscopy

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Maksimova, A.A.; Chukin, A.V.; Felner, I.; Oshtrakh, M.I. Spinels in Meteorites: Observation Using Mössbauer Spectroscopy. Minerals 2019, 9, 42.

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