Motion of iron sulfide inclusions inside a shock-melted chondrule
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CitationUesugi, M., Akaki, T., Sekiya, M., & Nakamura, T. (2005). Motion of iron sulfide inclusions inside a shock‐melted chondrule. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 40(7), 1103-1114.
PublisherThe Meteoritical Society
JournalMeteoritics & Planetary Science
AbstractWe calculated the trajectories of molten spheres of iron sulfide inclusions inside a melted chondrule during the nebular shock wave heating. Our calculations included the effects of highvelocity internal flow in the melted chondrule and apparent gravitational force caused by the drag force of nebular gas flow. The calculated results show that large iron sulfide inclusions, which have radii 0.23 times larger than those of the parent chondrules, must reach the surface of the melted chondrule within a short period of time (<<1 s). This effect will provide us with very important information about chondrule formation by nebular shock wave heating.