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Evidence for Extinct ^(36)Cl from Excess ^(36)Ar in Allende Sodalite

Turner, G. and Burgess, R. and Kelley, S. P. and Wasserburg, G. J. (2011) Evidence for Extinct ^(36)Cl from Excess ^(36)Ar in Allende Sodalite. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 46 (S1). A5103. ISSN 1086-9379.

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Introduction: Excesses of ^(36)S have previously been reported in sodalite (Na_8Al_6Si_6O_(24)Cl_2) and wadalite (Ca_6Al_5Si_2O_(16)Cl_3) in CAI andchondrules from the Allende and Ningqiang meteorites and used to infer the presence of ^(36)Cl (half-life 3 x 10^5 a) in the early solar system. In spite of the fact that ^(36)Cl decays predominantly (98%) to ^(36)Ar, all attempts to locate the very large amounts of ^(36)Ar implied by these ^(36)S excesses have been negative. Here we present results of a new method to identify ^(36)Ar from ^(36)Cl decay, based on low fluence fast neutron activation.

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Alternate Title:Evidence for Extinct 36Cl from Excess 36Ar in Allende Sodalite
Additional Information:© 2011 The Meteoritical Society. Article first published online: 25 Jul 2011.
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Official Citation:(2011), 74th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, August 8–12, 2011, London, U.K. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 46: A3–A264. doi: 10.1111/j.1945-5100.2011.01221.x
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