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Table 2

Dust species used.

Species State Chemical Density Mg/[Mg + Fe] Shape Ref.
formula [g cm-3] [%]

Amorphous silicate A MgFeSiO4 3.71 50 DHS 1
(olivine stoichiometry)
Amorphous silicate A Mg2SiO4 3.88 100 DHS 2
(olivine stoichiometry)
Amorphous silicate A MgFeSi2O6 3.20 50 DHS 1
(pyroxene stoichiometry)
Amorphous silicate A MgSiO3 2.71 100 DHS 2
(pyroxene stoichiometry)
Mg-rich olivine C Mg1.85Fe0.15SiO4 3.33 92.5 Aerosol 3
(San Carlos sample)
Fe-rich olivine C Mg1.6Fe0.4SiO4 3.33 80 Aerosol 3
(Sri Lanka sample)
Ortho-enstatite C MgSiO3 2.78 100 DHS 4
Silica (β-cristobalite) C SiO2 2.27 Aerosol 5
Carbon A C 1.67 DHS 6

Notes. State refers to the amorphous (“A”) or crystalline (“C”) form.

References. (1) Dorschner et al. (1995), (2) Jäger et al. (2003), (3) Tamanai & Mutschke (2010), (4) Jäger et al. (1998a), (5) Tamanai (2010), (6) Jäger et al. (1998b, “cel600”, “cel800”, “cel1000”: cellulose pyrolized at 600, 800 and 1000 °.

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