The studies of geochemical and mineralogical characteristics of extraterrestrial materials sheds lights into their formation processes and improves our understanding of the data from planetary exploration missions.  Following are three types of materials that we studied and relevant publications. Raman spectroscopic imaging technique is a powerful, state-of-the-art method  that helps us to reveal much information about the formation of these precious and important samples.

  1. Apollo lunar samples & lunar meteorites (Wang et al., 1995; Haskin et al., 1997; Ling et al., 2011; Kong et al., 2013; Seddio et al., 2015; Chen et al., 2018a, 2018b, Chen et al., 2019, Shi et al., 2020);
  2. Martian meteorites (Wang et al., 1999, 2004, Ling & Wang 2015);
  3. Other extraterrestrial matter (Takir et al., 2013; Wang et al., 2015; Haenecour et al., 2016, 2018);
  4. Raman imaging of extraterrestrial samples (Wang et al.,2015);

The Raman image and Raman spectra of a mesostasis area in Apollo 14161,7062 rock fragment.