Material
Name
Ribbons of smectite
Origin
laboratory
Comments
This foam-like sublimation residue consists of "ribbons" of smectite layers, which have clearly retained the spherical shapes of the initial water ice particles. This structure may have formed initially during the freezing of the droplets of the smectite suspension in liquid nitrogen and/or during the sublimation of the ice. The ribbons are 1 to 2 µm thick
Mass fraction
1.0
Number
11
Mixing
complex mixing
  Name Compound type Arrangement Mass Mass fraction Adsorbat name
Na-Montmorillonite phyllosilicate complex intimate mix 0.8
Quartz tektosilicate complex intimate mix 0.06
Plagioclase tektosilicate complex intimate mix 0.08
Gypsum sulfate complex intimate mix 0.005
Calcite carbonate complex intimate mix 0.005
Illite phyllosilicate complex intimate mix 0.001
Dolomite carbonate complex intimate mix 0.002
Kaolinite phyllosilicate complex intimate mix 0.013
Chlorites phyllosilicate complex intimate mix 0.002
Clinopyroxenes inosilicate complex intimate mix 0.044
Orthopyroxenes inosilicate complex intimate mix 0.014