Electrolytic Dissolution of Iron Meteorites

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Science  19 Aug 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3738, pp. 877-880
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3738.877


When iron meteorites are dissolved anodically in neutral solution, nonmetallic inclusions are not attached and collect at the bottom of the anode compartment. When the meteorites contain both kamacite and taenite, the kamacite dissolves preferentially, revealing a three-dimensional Widmanstätten pattern.