Distribution of Germanium and Other Elements in Samples of the Chelyabinsk Meteorite, Determined via Scanning Synchrotron Radiation X-ray Fluorescence Microanalysis

  • F. A. DarinEmail author
  • Ya. V. Rakshun
  • D. S. Sorokoletov
  • A. V. Darin
  • S. V. Rashchenko
  • V. V. Sharygin
  • R. A. Senin
  • A. A. Gogin


Two samples of the Chelyabinsk meteorite are examined via scanning synchrotron radiation X-ray fluorescence microanalysis. The spatial distribution of several chemical elements is studied, and the patterns of localization are obtained for germanium and copper. The most pronounced correlations between elements are investigated: the relationship between the germanium and copper localization and specific minerals.



The experiments were conducted using equipment at the Siberian Synchrotron and Terahertz Radiation Center that were based on the VEPP-3/VEPP-4M/NLSE facilities at the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics.


This work was performed as part of a State Task for the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics and the Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy. It was supported by the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, project no. 0330-2018-0031; and by the RF Ministry of Education and Science (unique project identifier RFMEFI62117X0012).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. A. Darin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ya. V. Rakshun
    • 1
  • D. S. Sorokoletov
    • 1
  • A. V. Darin
    • 2
  • S. V. Rashchenko
    • 2
    • 3
  • V. V. Sharygin
    • 2
    • 4
  • R. A. Senin
    • 5
  • A. A. Gogin
    • 5
  1. 1.Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  3. 3.Novosibirsk National Research State UniversityNovosibirskRussia
  4. 4.Yeltsin Ural Federal UniversityYekaterinburgRussia
  5. 5.National Research Center Kurchatov InstituteMoscowRussia

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