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Visible/Near-Infrared Spectra of Experimentally Shocked Plagioclase FeldsparsMinerals subjected to high shock pressures exhibit structural changes with increasing pressure (e.g., fractures, deformations, formation of diaplectic glass, and complete melting [1-6]). Petrologic and thermal infrared spectroscopic studies have shown that diaplectic glass (maskelynite) formation in feldspars occurs between ~25-45 GPa, while significant melting occurs above ~45 GPa [7- 12]. Past studies of visible/near-infrared spectra of shocked plagioclase feldspars demonstrated few variations in spectral features with pressure except for a decrease in the absorption feature near 1250 nm and an overall decrease in albedo [13-17]. We report new visible/near-infrared spectra of albite- and anorthiterich rocks experimentally shocked from 17-56 GPa.
Document ID
20030110628
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Johnson, J. R. (Geological Survey Flagstaff, AZ, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV
Subject Category
Geosciences (General)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG5-3871
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASA Order W-10037
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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