Exposing metal and silicate charges to electrical discharges: Did chondrules form by nebular lightning?

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Güttler, C.; Poppe, T.; Wasson, J. T.; Blum, J.;

In order to investigate the hypothesis that dust aggregates were transformed to meteoritic chondrules by nebular lightning, we exposed silicatic and metallic dust samples to electric discharges with energies of 120 to 500 J in air at pressures between 10 and 10^5 Pa. Th... View more
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