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Magnetism of extraterrestrial materials

Pierre Rochette, Benjamin P. Weiss and Jerome Gattacceca
Magnetism of extraterrestrial materials
Elements (August 2009) 5 (4): 223-228


Extraterrestrial materials contain a diversity of ferromagnetic phases, ranging from common terrestrial oxides to exotic metal alloys and silicides. Because of their great age and remote provenance, meteorites provide a unique window on early solar system magnetic fields and the differentiation of other bodies. Interpreting the records of meteorites is complicated by their poorly understood rock magnetic properties and unfamiliar secondary processing by shock and low-temperature phase transformations. Here we review our current understanding of the mineral magnetism of meteorites and the implications for magnetic fields on their parent bodies.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 5
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Magnetism of extraterrestrial materials
Affiliation: Aix-Marseille University, Centre Europeen de Recherche et d'Enseignement des Geosciences de l'Environnement, Aix-en-Provence, France
Pages: 223-228
Published: 200908
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 38
Accession Number: 2009-083385
Categories: Petrology of meteorites and tektitesExtraterrestrial geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, United States
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 200945
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