publication . Article . 2015

Primitive Terrestrial Xenon: A Relation to Refined Composition of Solar Wind

Meshik, A.; Pravdivtseva, O.; Burnett, D.; Hohenberg, C.;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2015
  • Publisher: Meteoritical Society
  • Country: United States
Abstract
To explain the isotopic structure of terrestrial Xe, a hypothetical U-Xe (unrelated to uranium) was mathematically constructed using multidimensional correlation diagrams of stepwise heating data of carbonaceous chondrites [1]. The composition of U-Xe was derived without any references to solar Xe. Nevertheless U-Xe turned out to be almost identical to Solar Wind (SW) except for two heaviest isotopes ^(136)Xe and ^(134)Xe, in which U-Xe was depleted. The mismatch in these two heaviest Xe isotopes was attributed to either the presence of nearly pure Xe-H (heavy branch of Xe-HL) in the Sun or to deficit of Xe-H in the carbonaceous chondrites from which U-Xe compos...
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