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Organic and volatile elements in the solar system

By Remusat L.


Chondrites and comets have accreted primitive materials from the early solar system. Those materials include organics, water and other volatile components. The most primitive chondrites and comets have undergone few modifications on their respective parent bodies and can deliver to laboratories components that were present at the origin of the protosolar nebula. Here I present a review of the organic material and volatile components that have been studied in the most primitive chondrites, and the last data from the stardust mission about the cometary record. This paper focuses on materials that can be studied in laboratories, by mass spectrometry, ion probes or organic chemistry techniques

Topics: Physics, QC1-999, Science, Q, DOAJ:Physics (General), DOAJ:Physics and Astronomy
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.1051/epjconf
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