Shock disturbance of the I-Xe system.

M. W. Caffee, C. M. Hohenberg, F. Horz, B. Hudson, B. M. Kennedy, F. A. Podosek, T. D. Swindle

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Samples of the Bjurbole chondrite were artifically shocked at 70, 200 and 400 kbar. Analyses of Xe released in stepwise heating show progressively greater alteration of the I-Xe system with increasing shock intensity; it was no longer possible to infer an age or trapped Xe composition for the 400 kbar sample. Interpretations of the I-Xe and 40Ar/39Ar systems for the naturally shocked chondrites Kota-Kota, McKinney and Arapahoe are presented. The data for Arapahoe do not confirm the reported age and trapped Xe composition. -B.M.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)A318-A330
JournalJournal of geophysical research
Issue numberSupplement
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology


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