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 (trō′ə-līt′, troi′līt′)
A nonmagnetic variety of the mineral pyrrhotite, FeS, present in almost all meteorites and having almost no ferrous iron deficiency.

[After D. Troili, 18th-century Italian scientist.]
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a form of iron sulphide found in most meteorites
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(ˈtroʊ əˌlaɪt, ˈtrɔɪ laɪt)

a mineral, iron sulfide, FeS, occurring in certain meteorites and in lunar rocks.
[1865–70; after Dutch. Troili, 18th-century Italian savant. See -ite1]
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Those analyses have revealed traces of gold and iron, along with rarer minerals such as kamacite, schreibersite, taenite, and troilite. Now we can add edscottite to that list.
Traces of rare minerals have also been found, including taenite, troilite, kamacite and schreibersite.
Diogenites, which formed in magma chambers deep in Vesta's crust, are composed mostly of orthopyroxene and hypersthene, with smaller amounts of olivine, plagioclase, troilite, and chromite.
The most cited monosulfides are tetragonal mackinawite, hexagonal troilite, monoclinic pyrrhotite, and hexagonal pyrrhotite, all which are relatively stable in oxygen-free acid media [21-23].
The S isotopic values were reported relative to the Canyon Diablo Troilite (V-CDT) standard, and the analytical uncertainties were better than [+ or -]0.2% .
Sulphur isotope values are reported as relative to the Vienna Canyon Diablo Troilite (VCDT) in terms of a [delta][.sup.34][S.sub.VCDT][per thousand] and the sulphate oxygen isotope values are reported as relative to the Vienna Standard Mean Ocean Water (VSMOW) in terms of [delta][.sup.18]O.
Sulfur isotopic compositions in pyrite samples are expressed as [[delta].sup.34]S values relative to the Vienna Canyon Diablo Troilite (VCDT) standard.
The isotope values were expressed as parts per thousand or per mil ([per thousand]) or 5 deviation from the internationally recognized standards, VPDB, atmospheric N, VCDT (Vienna Canyon Diablo Troilite), V-SMOW (Vienna-Standard Mean Ocean Water) (Groning 2004) for C, N, S and O, respectively.
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.
where standards are PDB (PeeDee Belemnite) limestone for [[delta].sup.13]C, nitrogen gas in air for [[delta].sup.15]N, and CDT (Canyon Diable troilite) for [[delta].sup.34]S, and corresponding R values are [sup.13]C /[sup.12]C, [sup.15]N/[sup.14]N, or [sup.34]S/[sup.32]S (Fry, 2007).
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.