Shock-transformation of whitlockite to merrillite and the implications for meteoritic phosphate
Meteorites represent the only samples available for study on Earth of a number of planetary bodies. The minerals within meteorites therefore hold the key to addressing numerous questions about our solar system. Of particular interest is the Ca-phosphate mineral merrillite, the anhydrous end-member of the merrillite-whitlockite solid solution series
Adcock, C. T.,
Tschauner, O. D.,
Hausrath, E. M.,
Luo, S. N.,
Shock-transformation of whitlockite to merrillite and the implications for meteoritic phosphate.
Nature Communications, 8