Implantation of hydrogen in olivine (Yale University, Group Shun-ichiro Karato)
Space weathering involves solar wind implantation of elements, such as hydrogen, in planetary materials. Thus, it is crucial to study this process in order to evaluate its impact on the hydrogen budget of planetary bodies. We implant different amounts of hydrogen (fluences) in olivine at different energies to study at which fluence hydrogen saturation in this mineral is attained. This project is a collaboration with Shun-ichiro Karato, Jiang Zhenting, and Qinting Jiang of the Yale University.