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Flash melting of chondrule precursors in excess of 1600 C. Series 1: Type 2 (B1) chondrule composition experimentsSeveral questions in chondrule production remain an enigma despite years of experiments. What were the melting temperatures experienced by chondrules? What were the physical characteristics of chondrule precursors? How and why did volatile elements (i.e. Na) found within chondrules survive the formation process? We present the initial results of a series of experiments designed to investigate the above questions by using flash melting to duplicate the melting stage of chondrule formation.
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Conference Paper
Connolly, Harold C., Jr. (Rutgers Univ. New Brunswick, NJ, United States)
Hewins, Roger H. (Rutgers Univ. New Brunswick, NJ, United States)
Lofgren, Gary E. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX., United States)
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September 6, 2013
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January 1, 1993
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Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., Twenty-fourth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Part 1: A-F
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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