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High-Pressure Shock Compression of Solids V

Shock Chemistry with Applications to Meteorite Impacts

  • Lee Davison
  • Yasuyuki Horie
  • Toshimori Sekine

Part of the Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena book series (SHOCKWAVE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. F. Langenhorst, M. Boustie, A. Deutsch, U. Hornemann, Ch. Matignon, A. Migault et al.
    Pages 1-27
  3. Akira Yamaguchi, Toshimori Sekine, Hiroshi Mori
    Pages 29-45
  4. Keiji Misawa, Fumie Yamazaki, Shinobu Sawada, Toshimori Sekine
    Pages 163-179
  5. James R. Lyons, Thomas J. Ahrens
    Pages 181-197
  6. Mashiko Arakawa, Akira Kouchi
    Pages 199-231
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 233-248

About this book


Shock waves produce a wide variety of physical, chemical, mineralogical, and other effects in materials through which they pass. Since the beginning of civili­ zation, shock phenomena have been subjects of continuing interest, speculation, and enquiry. The interdisciplinary aspects of investigations of shock phenomena are especially noteworthy, and these investigations have been pursued by scien­ tists and engineers from a broad range of disciplines. Among the more novel and interesting investigations are those motivated by problems that arise in the Earth and planetary sciences. Such events as meteorite impacts produce the obvious cratering effects seen on the planets and their sat­ ellites. More subtle effects become apparent upon chemical and petrographic examination of the shock-compressed solid material. Shock waves are also prevalent in the larger universe, and have played a prominent role in shaping the solar system as we know it. The material in interstellar gas and dust clouds, comets, etc. , is processed by shock waves, producing important chemical effects, including formation of complex organic molecules. The process of accretion of planets involves impacts of dust particles at relative velocities ranging from a fraction of a millimeter per second to impacts of larger bodies at velocities as great as several tens of kilometers per second. The resulting shock waves cause both chemical and physical changes that are manifest in the bodies involved.


Phase chemistry geochemistry minerals transitions

Editors and affiliations

  • Lee Davison
    • 1
  • Yasuyuki Horie
    • 2
  • Toshimori Sekine
    • 3
  1. 1.TijerasUSA
  2. 2.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA
  3. 3.National Institute for Materials ScienceTsukubaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title High-Pressure Shock Compression of Solids V
  • Book Subtitle Shock Chemistry with Applications to Meteorite Impacts
  • Editors Lee Davison
    Yasuyuki Horie
    Toshimori Sekine
  • Series Title Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-95494-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-6552-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-0011-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 248
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
    Physical Chemistry
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