Flow behavior of droplet chondrules in the Manych (L-3) chondrite.

Lisa Klein, B. Fasano, R. H. Hewins

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Droplet chondrules in the Manych (L-3) chondrite include SiO2-poor barred olivine chondrules and SiO2-rich excentroradial pyroxene chondrules. The compositions of these two types were selected for a study of the cooling conditions necessary for forming partly or largely glassy chondrules. The cooling conditions observed in direct experimental analysis and predicted from an order-of-magnitude calculation are approx 1 K/min for the excentroradial pyroxene chondrule composition and approx 3000 K/min for the barred olivine chondrule composition. The large difference in cooling rates indicate that various objects in the chondrite represent a range of cooling rates.-P.Br.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)865-878
Number of pages14
JournalGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Supplement
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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