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2015ApJ...808...55Z - Astrophys. J., 808, 55 (2015/July-3)

Circumstellar magnetite from the LAP 031117 CO3.0 chondrite.

ZEGA T.J., HAENECOUR P., FLOSS C. and STROUD R.M.

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We report the first microstructural confirmation of circumstellar magnetite, identified in a petrographic thin section of the LaPaz Icefield 031117 CO3.0 chondrite. The O-isotopic composition of the grain indicates an origin in a low-mass (∼2.2 M), approximately solar metallicity red/asymptotic giant branch (RGB/AGB) star undergoing first dredge-up. The magnetite is a single crystal measuring 750x670 nm, is free of defects, and is stoichiometric Fe3O4. We hypothesize that the magnetite formed via oxidation of previously condensed Fe dust within the circumstellar envelope of its progenitor star. Using an empirically derived rate constant for this reaction, we calculate that such oxidation could have occurred over timescales ranging from approximately ∼9000-500,000 years. This timescale is within the lifetime of estimates for dust condensation within RGB/AGB stars.

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Journal keyword(s): circumstellar matter - stars: AGB and post-AGB - stars: evolution - stars: formation - stars: fundamental parameters - stars: winds, outflows

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