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Mineral Surface Rearrangement at High Temperatures: Implications for Extraterrestrial Mineral Grain Reactivity

King, Helen E; Plümper, Oliver; Putnis, Christine V; O'Neill, Hugh; Klemme, Stephan; Putnis, Andrew

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Mineral surfaces play a critical role in the solar nebula as a catalytic surface for chemical reactions and potentially acted as a source of water during Earth's accretion by the adsorption of water molecules to the surface of interplanetary dust particles. However, nothing is known about how mineral surfaces respond to short-lived thermal fluctuations that are below the melting temperature of the mineral. Here we show that mineral surfaces react and rearrange within minutes to changes in their...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/243306
Source: ACS Earth and Space Chemistry
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.6b00016
Access Rights: Open Access

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