New paper publishedAPEFebruary 23rd, 2022
In late August 2021 we reported on studies on meteorites using nanoscale IR spectroscopy. Now the hard work of Van T.H. Phan, Rolando Rebois, Pierre Beck et al. at Uni Grenoble CNSR-INSU is published. Have a look here.
In their work they used our MIR light source Carmina for AFM-IR experiments, achieving a spatial resolution far beyond the diffraction limit and showing – for the first time – the ability to separate the mineral from the organic signatures in the famous “Orgueil” meteorite.
The same technique applied to another meteorite “EET 92042” will lead to new evidence for water distribution in the early solar system.
We are excited to see what other discoveries will be made by them when work starts on the samples brought back by the Hayabusa spacecraft.