40Ar-39Ar analyses of an Antarctic meteorite Yamato-791197 of probable lunar origin

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著者

    • Takaoka Nobuo
    • Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, Yamagata University

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^<40>Ar-^<39>Ar analyses have been applied to an Antarctic meteorite Yamato-791197 (Y-791197), an anorthositic regolith breccia of probable lunar origin (YANAI and KOJIMA, Mem. Natl Inst. Polar Res., Spec. Issue, 35,18,1984). The clast sample (Y-791197,96) shows a plateau ^<40>Ar-^<39>Ar age of 4065±93 Ma at higher temperatures, which corresponds to typical age groups obtained for lunar rocks of highland origin. The matrix sample (Y-791197,97) contains a large amount of trapped Ar (^<40>Ar : ∿9×(10)^<-4>(cm)^3STP/g) with the ^<40>Ar/^<36>Ar ratio of about 2.5 at higher temperatures, which implies that the trapped Ar is mostly of solar wind origin. This makes it difficult to estimate a reasonable ^<40>Ar-^<39>Ar age for this portion. The present result supports a presumption that Y-791197 originated from the moon's surface as a lunar highland breccia.

収録刊行物

  • Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research. Special issue

    Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research. Special issue 41, 116-123, 1986-07

    国立極地研究所

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  • NII論文ID(NAID)
    110000010104
  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    AA00733561
  • 本文言語コード
    ENG
  • ISSN
    03860744
  • データ提供元
    NII-ELS 
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