Motion of iron sulfide inclusions inside a shock-melted chondrule

Masayuki Uesugi, Takeshi Akaki, Minoru Sekiya, Tomoki Nakamura

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We calculated the trajectories of molten spheres of iron sulfide inclusions inside a melted chondrule during the nebular shock wave heating. Our calculations included the effects of high-velocity internal flow in the melted chondrule and apparent gravitational force caused by the drag force of nebular gas flow. The calculated results show that large iron sulfide inclusions, which have radii 0.23 times larger than those of the parent chondrules, must reach the surface of the melted chondrule within a short period of time (≪1 s). This effect will provide us with very important information about chondrule formation by nebular shock wave heating.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1103-1114
Number of pages12
JournalMeteoritics and Planetary Science
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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