ArticlesSpecial Mineral Studies

Lunar Troilite: Crystallography

Science  30 Jan 1970:
Vol. 167, Issue 3918, pp. 621-623
DOI: 10.1126/science.167.3918.621


Fine, euhedral crystals of troilite from lunar sample 10050 show a hexagonal habit consistent with the high-temperature NiAs-type structure. Complete three-dimensional counter intensity data have been measured and used to confirm and refine Bertaut's proposed low-temperature crystal structure.