Title

Shock-transformation of whitlockite to merrillite and the implications for meteoritic phosphate

Document Type

Article

Abstract

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