Xenon Release by the In-Vacuum Etching of Aerogel: Implications for the Study of Noble Gases in Comet Wild 2 Stardust

A O'Mara, H Busemann, P L Clay, S A Crowther, Jamie D Gilmour, R Wieler

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    Abstract

    Xenon detection in comet Wild 2 stardust is hampered by the large adsorption of Xe on aerogel. In-vacuum etching presented here may enable the stepwise separation of terrestrial Xe, cometary Xe trapped in melted aerogel and Xe in cometary silicates.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society. Casablanca, Morocco. 8th – 13th September 2014.
    PublisherLunar and Planetary Institute
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society - Hyatt Regency, Casablanca, Morocco, United States
    Duration: 8 Sept 201413 Sept 2014
    http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/metsoc2014/pdf/5288.pdf

    Conference

    Conference77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityHyatt Regency, Casablanca, Morocco
    Period8/09/1413/09/14
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