Micro-Raman spectroscopy: a valuable tool for the investigation of extraterrestrial material
Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 35(6): 515-518
The investigation of different samples of SNC (Shergotty-Nakhla-Chassigny) meteorites was chosen to test the ability of micro-Raman spectroscopy to cope with extraterrestrial material. The following SNC meteorites were investigated: Sayh al Uhaymir 060, Dar al Gani 735, Dar al Gani 476, Northwest Africa 856, Los Angeles, Northwest Africa 1068 and Zagami. Pyrite as a hitherto undescribed phase in the picritic (olivine-phyric) shergottite NWA 1068 and reduced carbon (e.g. graphite) and anatase in the shergottite Say al Uhaymir 060 are new findings for this class of meteorites. Copyright (C) 2004 John Wiley Sons, Ltd.