Sulphur isotope values are reported as relative to the Vienna Canyon Diablo Troilite
(VCDT) in terms of a [delta][.
34]S values relative to the Vienna Canyon Diablo Troilite
9 Note: The internationally recognized standards are: Vienna Standard Mean Ocean Water (VSMOW) for 18O, Vienna Pee Dee Belemnite (VPDB) for carbon, and Vienna Canon Diablo troilite
(VCDT) for sulphur.
The topics include isothermal sections of the uranium-iron-antimony ternary system, the numerical analysis of time dependent effects in bulk nanocrystalline hard magnets, the high-temperature optical characterization of transition metal dichalcogenides by piezoreflectance measurements, a superhard composite containing boron nitride and silicon nitride, and a comparison of iron-cluster deformations of troilite
phases with non-stoichiometry and vanadium impurity.
Instruments on the rover, including its Mossbauer spectrometer, show the rocks are stony, but also contain iron-bearing minerals present in meteorites found on Earth, such as kamacite and troilite
He also found troilite
(5) and another mineral, schreibersite, a phosphide of iron and nickel found in meteorites.