New Manganese Silicide Mineral Phase in an Interplanetary Dust Particle
Physics and Astronomy
We report a new mineral phase from a cluster IDP of the comet "Grigg-Skjellerup" collection, L2055. The Mn-Fe-Cr silicide phase, that has not been observed previously in nature, may also shed light on the LIME olivine.
K. Nakamura-Messanger, L.P. Keller, S.J. Clemett, J.H. Jones, R.L. Palma, R.O. Pepin, W. Klöck, M.E. Zolensky, and S. Messenger, 2008. New Manganese Silicide Mineral Phase in an Interplanetary Dust Particle. 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #2013, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston.