No cosmic-ray precompaction exposure of chondrules in CR2.7 MIL 090657

Roth, Antoine S. G.; Leya, Ingo (2018). No cosmic-ray precompaction exposure of chondrules in CR2.7 MIL 090657. Meteoritics & planetary science, 53(12), pp. 2644-2651. Meteoritical Society at the University of Arkansas, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry 10.1111/maps.13186

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Cosmogenic nuclides are useful for reconstructing the cosmic‐ray precompaction exposure history of the chondritic components in the early solar system. Here, we present He and Ne isotope data for 22 chondrules and 4 matrix samples from Miller Range (MIL) 090657, which is the third most pristine Renazzo‐type (CR) carbonaceous chondrite (CR2.7). The studied samples contain variable mixtures of galactic cosmic ray (GCR)‐produced cosmogenic noble gases and trapped noble gases of presolar origin. Remarkably, all chondrules and matrix samples have within analytical uncertainty almost identical nominal ²¹Ne cosmic‐ray exposure (CRE) ages in the range 3.45–6.20 Ma. The nominal ³He CRE ages are mostly discordant, possibly due to partial ³H and ³He losses and/or an inaccurate correction for trapped ³He. The absence of precompaction exposure effects longer than a few Ma in MIL 090657 is at variance with data for other CR chondrites. We conclude that most CR chondrules experienced the same precompaction exposure history—although the nature of the precompaction exposure differs between the chondrites—in regions of the disk that were either exposed to or shielded from GCRs but in which exposure effects due to solar wind and/or solar cosmic rays (SCRs) were negligible. The new data do not support the X‐wind model of Shu and coworkers.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Space Research and Planetary Sciences
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > NCCR PlanetS

UniBE Contributor:

Leya, Ingo

Subjects:

500 Science > 520 Astronomy
600 Technology > 620 Engineering

ISSN:

1086-9379

Publisher:

Meteoritical Society at the University of Arkansas, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Language:

English

Submitter:

Dora Ursula Zimmerer

Date Deposited:

22 May 2019 13:49

Last Modified:

22 May 2019 13:49

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/maps.13186

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.124764

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/124764

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