Title

Terrestrial-Type Xenon in Meteoritic Troilite

Abstract

Recently it has been realized that the isotopic composition of Xe in different phases of chondrites is not uniform and that AVCC Xe is a mixture of the different nucleogenetic components trapped in these phases1-4. We show here a similar abundance pattern for the nonradiogenic xenon isotopes in air and in meteoritic troilite (FeS), which suggests that the isotopic composition of atmospheric Xe was not produced by unique events in the history of terrestrial material but represents a particular mix of the different nucleogenetic components of Xe that was dominant in a central Fe- and S-rich region of the protoplanetary nebula5.

Department(s)

Chemistry

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

00280836

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1982 Nature Publishing Group, All rights reserved.


Share

 
COinS