Compound chondrule formation via collision of supercooled droplets

1Sota Arakawa, 1Taishi Nakamoto
1Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8551, Japan

We present a novel model showing that compound chondrules are formed by collisions of supercooled droplets. This model reproduces two prominent observed features of compound chondrules: the nonporphyritic texture and the size ratio between two components.

Reference
Arakawa S, Nakamoto T (2016) Compound chondrule formation via collision of supercooled droplets. Icarus (in Press)
Link to Article [doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2016.04.041]
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