Magnetic spherules: Cosmic dust or markers of a meteoritic impact?

Gy Szöor, Z. Elekes, P. Rózsa, I. Uzonyi, J. Simulák, Á Z. Kiss

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Magnetic spherules from several localities in Hungary were analyzed and the results were compared to analytical data of similar objects found in Japan, Slovakia and Hawaii. The studies were carried out using micro-PIXE technique. On the basis of morphological features and elemental compositions it was concluded that signs of a new meteoritic impact could be found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-562
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2001
Event7th International Conference on Nuclear Microprobe Technology (ICNMTA-2000) - Bordeaux, France
Duration: Sep 10 2000Sep 15 2000



  • Extraterrestrial origin
  • Impact
  • Magnetic spherule
  • Nuclear microprobe
  • PIXE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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