Authors:Razilia Muftakhetdinova, Evgenia Brusnitsina, Grigoriy Yakovlev, and Victor Grokhovsky
Cooling rates of meteoritic iron–nickel alloys were estimated using a processing of morphological features of their structure. All data have been acquired with optical and scanning electron microscopy. Two types of cooling rates were obtained. Slow cooling during the formation of the meteoroid parent body determined the first type. The second type is a result of melt crystallization after a shock event.