Title

A Preliminary Light Noble Gas Investigation of Stardust Samples

Document Type

Conference Abstract

Publication Date

7-2009

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

We have measured the concentrations and isotopic compositions of helium and neon by stepwise pyrolysis in four different Stardust sample types: (a) melted aerogel with embedded particle fragments from the track 41 wall; (b) aerogel adjacent to track 41 without visible particle fragments; (c) individual terminal particles extracted from track 108; (d) “blank” surface aerogel from cell 41. Presented at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, abstract number 5319.

Publication Title

Meteoritics and Planetary Science

DOI

10.1111/j.1945-5100.2009.tb01099.x