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Condensation of Carbon in Supernovae: Graphite in Meteorites
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  • Donald D Clayton, Clemson University
Publication Date
1-1-1998
Publisher
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXX
Abstract
A new model for the carbon condensation chemistry within supernovae has been developed (1) showing that carbon condensates will occur even in gas having abundance ratio O/C >1. The escape from thermochemical bondage of C within CO occurs because the supernova radioactivity dissociates the CO molecule (2). We consider several immediate astrophysical consequences.
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