Recipes for making synthetic CAIs, refractory residues, and minerals for rim-forming experiments
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CitationWark, D. (2005). Recipes for making synthetic CAIs, refractory residues, and minerals for rim‐forming experiments. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 40(5), 711-720.
PublisherThe Meteoritical Society
JournalMeteoritics & Planetary Science
AbstractRecipes are presented for synthesizing various type A and type B Ca-Al-rich inclusions (CAIs), refractory volatilization residues, and the minerals forsterite and melilite that are required for experiments. These experiments (described in other works) aim to make two determinations: 1) the conditions under which the surfaces of CAIs were either "flash-heated" or "volatilized subsolidus" to form a temporary ultra-refractory residue, and 2) the conditions under which the residue was then metasomatized to form the mineral layers making up Wark-Lovering (WL) rims on CAIs.