The identity of lunar hydrolysable carbon

A. J T Jull, G. Eglinton, C. T. Pillinger, G. M. Biggar, B. D. Batts

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Abstract

LUNAR soils treated with deuterated acid release a variety of deuterocarbon gases including CD4, C2D6, C2D 4, C2D2 and C3 species 1-3. We now suggest that the principal hydrolysable carbon phase in lunar samples is carbon in solid solution in body-centred cubic iron (α-Fe). The yield of deuterocarbons (excluding C2D2) from a lunar soil is probably a quantitative estimate of this carbon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)566-567
Number of pages2
JournalNature
Volume262
Issue number5569
DOIs
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

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Jull, A. J. T., Eglinton, G., Pillinger, C. T., Biggar, G. M., & Batts, B. D. (1976). The identity of lunar hydrolysable carbon. Nature, 262(5569), 566-567. https://doi.org/10.1038/262566a0

The identity of lunar hydrolysable carbon. / Jull, A. J T; Eglinton, G.; Pillinger, C. T.; Biggar, G. M.; Batts, B. D.

In: Nature, Vol. 262, No. 5569, 1976, p. 566-567.

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Jull, AJT, Eglinton, G, Pillinger, CT, Biggar, GM & Batts, BD 1976, 'The identity of lunar hydrolysable carbon', Nature, vol. 262, no. 5569, pp. 566-567. https://doi.org/10.1038/262566a0
Jull AJT, Eglinton G, Pillinger CT, Biggar GM, Batts BD. The identity of lunar hydrolysable carbon. Nature. 1976;262(5569):566-567. https://doi.org/10.1038/262566a0
Jull, A. J T ; Eglinton, G. ; Pillinger, C. T. ; Biggar, G. M. ; Batts, B. D. / The identity of lunar hydrolysable carbon. In: Nature. 1976 ; Vol. 262, No. 5569. pp. 566-567.
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