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Table 2 A list of the samples used in this work, including composition, mineral type, and the source of the sample

From: The effects of instrument parameters and sample properties on thermal decomposition: interpreting thermal analysis data from Mars

Sample name Chemical composition Mineral type Source
Magnesite MgCO3 carbonate Winchester, WI
Calcite CaCO3 carbonate Iceland Spar Calcite from Wards Natural Science
Goethite FeO(OH) iron oxyhydroxide Pfizer (YO- 3587, described by [15])
Kaolinite (KGa-2) Al2Si2O5(OH)4 phyllosilicate Clay Mineral Society standard
Ca-Montmorillonite (STx-1) Ca0.3Al2Si4O10(OH)2 · (H2O)10 phyllosilicate Clay Mineral Society standard
Kieserite MgSO4 · H2O sulfate K + S company, ESTA Kieserite
Epsomite MgSO4 · 7(H2O) sulfate Standard pharmacy grade
Alunite KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6 sulfate Wards Natural Science