NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
Quantitative analyses of carbon in anhydrous and hydrated interplanetary dust particlesCarbon is an important and significant component of most anhydrous and hydrated IDP's. We have analyzed approx. 40 anhydrous and hydrated chondritic IDP's for major and minor elements, including C and O. Quantitative analyses of light elements in small particles are difficult and require careful procedures in order to obtain reliable results. In our work, we have completed extensive analytical checks to verify the accuracy and precision of C abundances in IDP's. In our present work, additional methods are used to verify C abundances in IDP's including analysis of IDP thin sections embedded in S, and direct observation of carbonaceous material in thin sections. Our work shows conclusively that C is strongly enriched in IDP's relative to CI abundances.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Thomas, Kathie L. (Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. Houston, TX., United States)
Keller, Lindsay P. (MVA, Inc. Norcross, GA., United States)
Blanford, George E. (Houston Univ. Clear Lake, TX., United States)
Mckay, David S. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., Workshop on the Analysis of Interplanetary Dust Particles
Subject Category
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 152-17-40-23
PROJECT: RTOP 199-52-11-02
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

Related Records

IDRelationTitle19950004178Analytic PrimaryOzone in the Troposphere and Stratosphere, part 119950004531Analytic PrimaryWorkshop on the Analysis of Interplanetary Dust Particles