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 RESEARCH PAPERS FROM OUR LAB:
  1. Gibbs, G.V., Hill, F.C., Boisen, M.B., Jr., and Downs, R.T. (1998) Power law relationships between bond length, bond strength and electron density distributions. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 25, 585-590. ( pdf file )
  2. Gibbs, G.V., Boisen, M.B., Jr., Hill, F.C., Tamada, O., and Downs, R.T. (1998) SiO and GeO bonded interactions as inferred from the bond critical point properties of electron density distributions. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 25,574-584. ( pdf file )
  3. Jacobsen, S.D., Smyth, J.R., Swope, R.J., and Downs, R.T. (1998) Rigid-body character of the SO 4 groups in celestite, anglesite, and barite. Canadian Mineralogist, 36, 1045-1055. ( pdf abstract )
  4. Cohen, R. E., Fei, Y., Downs, R.T., Mazin, I.I., and Isaak, D.G. (1998) Magnetic collapse and the behavior of transition metal oxides: FeO at high pressures, in High-Pressure Materials Research, R. M. Wentzcovitch et al., eds., pp. 27-37, Symposium Proceedings Vol. 499, Materials Research Society, Warrendale, Pennsylvania. (pdf file)
  5. Prewitt, C.T. and Downs, R.T. (1998) High-Pressure Crystal Chemistry. Reviews in Mineralogy, 37, Ultrahigh-Pressure Mineralogy: Physics and Chemistry of the Earth's Deep Interior, Russell J. Hemley, Editor. Mineralogical Society of America, Washington DC. (pdf file)
  6. Gibbs, G.V., Hill, F.C., Boisen, M.B., Jr., and Downs, R.T. (1999) Molecules as a basis for modeling the force field of silica. In Structure and Imperfections in Amorphous and Crystalline SiO2. Rod Devine, editor, John Wiley and Sons, Chapter 6, 151-163. (pdf file)
  7. Downs, R.T., Yang, H., Hazen, R.M., Finger, L.W., and Prewitt, C.T. (1999) Compressibility mechanisms of alkali feldspars: New data from reedmergnerite. American Mineralogist , 84, 333-340. ( pdf file )
  8. Sprague, A.L., Roush, T.L., Downs, R.T., Righter, K. (2000) Response to comment on "Comparison of laboratory emission spectra with Mercury telescopic data" by Melissa Lane. Icarus 143, 409-411. ( pdf file )
  9. Holl, C.M., Smyth, J.R., Lausten, H.M.S., Jacobsen, S.D., and Downs, R.T. (2000) Compression of witherite to 8 GPa and the crystal structure of BaCO 3 II. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals , 27, 467-473. ( pdf file )
  10. Hazen, R.M., and Downs, R.T. (2000) High-Temperature and High-Pressure Crystal Chemistry , Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Volume 41. Robert M. Hazen and Robert T. Downs, Editors. Mineralogical Society of America, Washington DC.
  11. Angel, R.J., Downs, R.T., and Finger, L.W. (2000) High-temperature - high-pressure diffractometry. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 41, High-Temperature and High-Pressure Crystal Chemistry, Robert M. Hazen and Robert T. Downs, Editors. Mineralogical Society of America, Washington DC. (pdf file)
  12. Downs, R.T. (2000) Analysis of harmonic displacement factors. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 41, High-Temperature and High-Pressure Crystal Chemistry, Robert M. Hazen and Robert T. Downs, Editors. Mineralogical Society of America, Washington DC. (pdf file)
  13. Downs, R.T., and Heese, P.J. (2000) Animation of crystal structure variations with pressure, temperature and composition. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 41, High-Temperature and High-Pressure Crystal Chemistry, Robert M. Hazen and Robert T. Downs, Editors. Mineralogical Society of America, Washington DC. (pdf file)
  14. Hazen, R.M., Downs, R.T., and Prewitt, C.T. (2000) Principles of comparative crystal chemistry. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 41, High-Temperature and High-Pressure Crystal Chemistry, Robert M. Hazen and Robert T. Downs, Editors. Mineralogical Society of America, Washington DC. (pdf file)
  15. Thompson, R.M., and Downs, R.T. (2001) Quantifying distortion from ideal closest-packing in a crystal structure with analysis and application. Acta Crystallographica B57, 119-127. ( pdf file )
  16. Righter, K., and Downs, R.T. (2001) The crystal structures of synthetic Re- and PGE-bearing magnesioferrite spinels: Implications for impacts, accretion and the mantle. Geophysical Research Letters, 28, 619-622. (pdf file)
  17. Thompson, R.M., and Downs, R.T. (2001) The systematic generation of all nonequivalent closest-packed stacking sequences of length N using group theory. Acta Crystallographica, B57, 766-771. ( pdf file )
  18. Lager, G.A., Downs, R.T. Origlieri, M., and Garoutte, R. (2002) High-pressure single-crystal X-ray diffraction study of hydrogarnet: Evidence for a phase transition from Ia3d to I43d symmetry at 5 GPa. American Mineralogist 87, 642-647. ( pdf file )
  19. Downs, R.T., Gibbs, G.V., Boisen, M.B.Jr., and Rosso, K.M. (2002) A comparison of procrystal and ab initio representations of the electron-density distributions of minerals. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 29, 369-385. ( pdf file )
  20. Downs, R.T. and Hall-Wallace, M. (2003) The American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database. American Mineralogist 88, 247-250. ( pdf file )
  21. Downs, R.T. (2003) Topology of the pyroxenes as a function of temperature, pressure, and composition as determined from the procrystal electron density. American Mineralogist 88, 556-566. ( pdf file )
  22. Thompson, R.M. and Downs, R.T. (2003) Model pyroxenes I: Ideal pyroxene topologies. American Mineralogist 88, 653-666. ( pdf file )
  23. Denton, M.B., Sperline, R.P., Giles, J.H., Gilmore, D.A., Pommier, C.J.S., and Downs, R.T. (2003) Advances in the application of array detectors for improved chemical analysis, Part I. Comparison of qualitative analyses using large, computer-based Raman spectral libraries. Australian Journal of Chemistry 56, 117-131. ( pdf file )
  24. Downs, R.T. (2003) The Berry Medal for 2002 to Robert T. Downs. The Canadian Mineralogist 41, 243-245. ( pdf file )
  25. Gibbs, G.V., Cox, D.F., Boisen, M.B., Jr., Downs, R.T., and Ross, N.L. (2003) The electron localization function: a tool for locating favorable proton docking sites in the silica polymorphs. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 30, 305-316. ( pdf file )
  26. Origlieri, M.J., Downs, R.T., Thompson, R.M., Pommier, C.J.S., Denton, M.B., and Harlow, G.E. (2003) High-pressure crystal structure of kosmochlor, NaCrSi 2 O 6 , and systematics of anisotropic compression in pyroxenes. American Mineralogist, 88, 1025-1032. ( pdf file ) ( erratum )
  27. Wang, Z., Downs, R.T., Pischedda, V., Shetty, R., Saxena, S.K., Zha, C.S., Zhao, Y.S., Schiferl, D., and Waskowska, A. (2003) High-pressure X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopic studies of the tetragonal spinel CoFe 2 O 4 . Physical Review B 68, 094101. ( pdf file )
  28. Wang, Z., Zhao, Y., Schiferl, D., Zha, C.S., Downs, R.T., Sekine, T. (2003) Critical pressure for weakening of size-induced stiffness in spinel-structure Si 3 N 4 nanocrystals. Applied Physics Letters , 83, 3174-3176. ( pdf file )
  29. Pommier, C.J.S., Denton, M.B., and Downs, R.T. (2003) Raman spectroscopic study of spodumene (LiAlSi 2 O 6 ) through the pressure-induced phase change from C 2/ c to P 2 1 / c . Journal of Raman Spectroscopy , 34, 769-775. ( pdf file )
  30. Gibbs, G.V., Whitten, A.E., Spackman, M.A., Stimpfl, M., Downs, R.T., and Carducci, M.D. (2003) An exploration of theoretical and experimental electron density distributions and SiO bonded interactions for the silica polymorph coesite. Journal of Physical Chemistry B , ASAP Web Release Date: 01-Nov-2003; DOI: 10.1021/jp030583+ ( pdf file )
  31. Wang, Z., Zhao, Y., Schiferl, D., Qian, J., Downs, R.T., Mao, H-K., and Sekine, T. (2003) Threshold pressure for disappearance of size-induced effect in spinel-structure Ge3N4 nanocrystals. Journal of Physical Chemistry B Letters , ASAP Web Release Date: 02-Dec-2003; DOI: 10.1021/jp036436t ( pdf file )
  32. Ross, N.L. and Downs, R.T. (2003) "Stuffed" framework structures at high pressure. In NATO ASI Series: High-Pressure Crystallography , P.F. McMillan and A. Katrusiak, Eds., Kluwer Academic Press.
  33. Thompson, R.M., and Downs, R.T. (2004) Model pyroxenes II: Structural variation as a function of tetrahedral rotation. American Mineralogist 89, 614-628. ( pdf file )
  34. Bobev, S., and Tait, K.T. (2004) Methanol - inhibitor or promotor of the formation of gas hydrates from deuterated ice? American Mineralogist 89, 1208-1214. ( pdf file )
  35. Clark, C.M., and Downs, R.T. (2004) Using the American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database in the classroom. Invited paper, Journal of Geoscience Education 51, 76-80. ( pdf file )
  36. Downs, R.T., and Hazen, R.M. (2004) Chiral indices of crystalline surfaces as a measure of enantioselective potential. Invited paper, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 216, 273-285. ( pdf file )
  37. Wang, Z, Zhao, Y., Schiferl, D., Zha, C.S., and Downs, R.T. (2004) Pressure induced increase of particle size and resulting weakening of elastic stiffness of CeO 2 nanocrystals. Applied Physics Letters 85, 124-126. ( pdf file )
  38. Wang, Z, Tait, K., Zhao, Y., Schiferl, D., Zha, C.S., Uchida, H., and Downs, R.T. (2004) Size-induced reduction of transition pressure and enhancement of bulk modulus of AlN nanocrystals. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 108, 11506-11508. ( pdf file )
  39. Wang, Z, Zhao, Y., Tait, K., Liao, X., Schiferl, D., Zha, C.S., Downs, R.T., Qian J., Zhu, Y., and Shen, T. (2004) A quenchable superhard carbon phase synthesized by cold compression of carbon nanotubes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 101, 13699-13702 ( pdf file )
  40. Le Bail, A., Chateigner, D., Chen, X., Ciriotti, M., Cranswick, L.M.D., Downs, R.T., Lutterotti, L., Rajan, H., Yokochi, A.F.T. (2004) Does open data better serve the crystallographic community? International Union of Crystallography Newsletter 12, 27.
  41. Tait, K.T., Hawthorne, F.C., Grice, J.D., Ottolini, L., and Nayak, V.K. (2005) Dellaventuraite, NaNa2(MgMn23+Ti4+Li)Si8O22O2, a new anhydrous amphibole from the Kajlidongri Manganese Mine, Jhabua District, Madhya Pradesh, India. American Mineralogist 90, 304-309. ( pdf file )
  42. Lager, G.A., Marshall, W.G., Liu, Z., and Downs, R.T. (2005) Re-examination of the hydrogarnet structure at high pressure using neutron powder diffraction and infrared spectroscopy. American Mineralogist 90, 639-644. (pdf file)
  43. Pommier, C.J.S., Downs, R.T., Stimpfl, M., Redhammer, G.J., and Denton, M.B. (2005) Raman and X-ray investigations of LiFeSi2O6 pyroxene under pressure. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 36, 864-871. (pdf file)
  44. Dera, P., Prewitt, C. T., Jacobsen, S.D. (2005) Structure determination by single-crystal X-rat diffraction (SXD) at megabar pressures. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 12, 547-548. (pdf file)
  45. Gunter, M.E., Downs, R.T., Bartelmehs, K.L., Evans, S.H., Pommier, C.J.S., Grow, J.S., Sanchez, M.S., and Bloss, F.D. (2005) Optic properties of centimeter-sized crystals determined in air with the spindle stage using EXCALIBRW. American Mineralogist 90, 1648-1654. (pdf file)
  46. Ding, Y., Xu, J., Prewitt, C.T., Hemley, R.J., Mao, H-K., Cowan, J.A., Zhang, J., Qian, J., Vogel, S.C., Lokshin, K., and Zhao, Y. (2005) Variable pressure-temperature neutron diffraction of wustite (Fe1-xO): Absence of long-range magnetic order to 20 GPa. Applied Physics Letters 86, 052505. (pdf file)
  47. Ding, Y., Liu, H., Xu, J., Prewitt, C.T., Hemley, R.J. and Mao, H-K. (2005) Zone-axis diffraction study of pressure-induced inhomogeneity in single-crystal Fe1-xO. Applied Physics Letters 87, 041912. (pdf file)
  48. Gibbs, G.V., Cox, D.F., Ross, N.L., Crawford T.D., Downs, R.T., and Burt, J.B. (2005) Comparison of the electron localization function and deformation electron density maps for selected earth materials. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 109, 10022-10027. (pdf file)
  49. Uchida, H., Lavina, B., Downs, R.T., and Chesley, J. (2005) Single-crystal X-ray diffraction of spinels from the San Carlos Volcanic Field, Arizona: Spinel as a geothermometer American Mineralogist 90, 1900-1908 (pdf file)
  50. Thompson, R.M., Downs, R.T., and Redhammer, G.J. (2005) Model pyroxenes III: Volume of C2/c pyroxenes at mantle P, T, and x. American Mineralogist 90, 1840-1851 (pdf file)
  51. Wang Z, Daemen L.L., Zhao, Y., Zha, C.S., Downs, R.T., Wang, X., Wang, Z.L., Hemley, R.J. (2005) Morphology-tuned wurtzite-type ZnS nanobelts. Nature Materials 4, 922-927. (pdf file)
  52. Gibbs G.V., Downs R.T., Prewitt C.T., Rosso K.M., Ross N.L., and Cox D.F. (2005) Electron density distributions calculated for the nickel sulfides millerite, vaesite and heazlewoodite and nickel metal: A case for the importance of Ni-Ni bond paths for electron transport. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109, 21788-21795. (pdf file)
  53. Downs R.T. (2005) XtalDraw for Windows. Commission on Powder Diffraction, International Union of Crystallography Newsletter 30, 32-33. (pdf file)
  54. Rajan, H., Uchida, H., Bryan, D.L., Swaminathan, R., Downs, R.T., Hall-Wallace, M. (2006) Building the American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database: A recipe for construction of a small Internet database. In Sinha, A.K. ed., Geoinformatics: Data to Knowledge: Geological Society of America Special Paper 397, 73-80. (pdf file)
  55. Gibbs, G.V., Cox, D.F., Crawford, T.D., Rosso, K.M., Ross, N.L., and Downs, R.T. (2006) Classification of metal-oxide bonded interactions based on local potential- and kinetic-energy densities. The Journal of Chemical Physics 124, 084704. (pdf file)
  56. Liermann, H.P., Downs, R.T., and Yang H. (2006) Site disorder revealed through Raman spectra from oriented single crystals: A case study on karooite (MgTi2O5) American Mineralogists 91, 790-793. (pdf file)
  57. Bindi, L., Downs, R.T., Harlow G.E., Safonov, O.G., Litvin, Y.A., Perchuk, L.L., Uchida, H., and Menchetti, S. (2006) Compressibility of synthetic potassium-rich clinopyroxene: In-situ high-pressure single-crystal X-ray study. American Mineralogists 91, 802-808. (pdf file)
  58. Wajima, T., Haga, M., Kuzawa, K., Ishimoto, H., Tamada, O., Ito, K., Nishiyama, T., Downs, R.T., and Rakovan, J.F. (2006) Zeolite synthesis from paper sludge ash at low temperature (90 °C) with addition of diatomite. Journal of Hazardous Materials B132, 244-252. (pdf file)
  59. Fritz E A, Origlieri M J, and Downs R T (2006) Triploidite from China. Gems & Gemology 42, 183-184. (pdf file)
  60. Schmidt G R, Reynard J, Yang H, Downs R T (2006) Tychite, Na6Mg2(SO4)(CO3)4: Structure analysis and Raman spectroscopic data. Acta Crystallographica E62, 207-209. (pdf file)
  61. Downs R T, Singh A K (2006) Analysis of deviatoric stress from nonhydrostatic pressure on a single crystal in a diamond anvil cell: The case of monoclinic aegirine, NaFeSi2O6. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 67, 1995-2000. (pdf file)
  62. Saini N L, Yang H, Saxena S K, and Bansil A (2006) Study of matter at extreme conditions, SMEC2005 Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 67, 1913-1913 (pdf file)
  63. Righter K, Sutton S R, Newville M, Le L, Schwandt C S, Uchida H, Lavina B, Downs R T (2006) An experimental study of the oxidation state of vanadium in spinel and basaltic melt with implication for the origin of planetary basalt. American Mineralogist 91, 1643-1656. (pdf file)
  64. Yang H, Manoun B, Downs R T, Ganguly A, Barsoum M W (2006) Crystal chemistry of layered carbide, Ti3(Si0.43Ge0.57)C2. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 67, 2512-2516. (pdf file)
  65. Manoun B, Downs R T, and Saxena S K (2006) A high-pressure Raman spectroscopic study of hafnon, HfSiO4. American Mineralogist 91, 1888-1892. (pdf file)
  66. Yang H, Lu R, Downs R T, Costin G (2006) Goethite, α–FeO(OH), from single-crystal data. Acta Crystallographica E62, i250-i252. (pdf file)
  67. Ikuta D, Kawame N, Banno S, Hirajima T, Ito K, Rakovan J F, Downs R T, Tamada O (2007) First in situ X-ray diffraction identification of coesite and retrograde quartz on a glass thin section of an ultrahigh-pressure metamorphic rock and their crystal structure details. American Mineralogist 92, 57-63. (pdf file)
  68. Yang H, Downs R T (2007) Synthesis and crystal structure of Li0.52Mg0.96Sc0.52Si2O6 orthopyroxene. American Mineralogist 92, 225-228. (pdf file)
  69. Origlieri M J, Laetsch T A, Downs R T (2007) A note on the paragenesis of ottensite. The Mineralogical Record 38, 83-84 (pdf file)
  70. Uchida H, Downs R T, Thompson R M (2007) Reinvestigation of eakerite, Ca2SnAl2Si6O18(OH)2·2H2O: H-atom positions by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and correlation with Raman spectroscopic data. Acta Crystallographica E63, i47-i49 (pdf file)
  71. Yang H, Costin G, Keogh J, Lu R, Downs R T (2007) Cobaltaustinite, CaCo(AsO4)(OH) Acta Crystallographica E63, i53-i55 (pdf file)
  72. Gibbs G V, Cox D F, Rosso K M, Ross N L, Downs R T, Spackman M A (2007) Theoretical electron density distributions for Fe- and Cu-sulfide Earth materials: A connection between bond length, bond critical point properties, local energy densities, and bonded interactions. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 111, 1923-1931 (pdf file)
  73. Burt J B, Downs R T, Costin G (2007) Single-crystal X-ray refinement of wilkinsonite, Na2Fe2+4Fe3+2Si6O20. Acta Crystallographica E63, i122-i124 (pdf file)
  74. Estrada C F (2007) Changing the science of mineralogy: The use of Raman spectroscopy in mineral identification and the RRUFF project. Outcrop, Newsletter of the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists 55, 1-8 (pdf file)
  75. Uchida H, Righter K, Lavina B, Nowell M M, Wright S I, Downs R T, Yang H (2007) Investigation of synthetic Mg1.3V1.7O4 spinel with MgO inclusions: Case study of a spinel with an apparently occupied interstitial site. American Mineralogist 92, 1031-1037 (pdf file)
  76. Yang H, Hubler D K, Lavina B, Downs R T, Costin G (2007) Tyrrellite, Cu(Co0.68Ni0.32)2Se4, isostructural with spinel. Acta Crystallographica C63, i73-i74 (pdf file)
  77. Yang H, Zwick J, Downs R T, Costin G (2007) Isokite, CaMg(PO4)F0.8(OH)0.2, isomorphous with titanite. Acta Crystallographica C63, i89-i90 (pdf file)
  78. Yang H, Li C, Jenkins R A, Downs R T, Costin G (2007) Kolbeckite, ScPO4·2H2O, isomorphous with metavariscite. Acta Crystallographica C63, i91-i92 (pdf file)
  79. Tenner T J, Lange R A, Downs R T (2007) The albite fusion curve re-examined: New experiments and the high-pressure density and compressibility of high albite and NaAlSi3O8 liquid. American Mineralogist 92, 1573-1585 (pdf file)
  80. Tait K T, Trouw F, Zhao Y, Brown C M, Downs R T (2007) Inelastic neutron scattering study of hydrogen in d8-THF/D2O ice clathrate. The Journal of Chemical Physics 127, 134505 (pdf file)
  81. Fritz E A, Laurs B M, Downs R T, Costin G (2007) Yellowish green diopside and tremolite from Merelani, Tanzania. Gems & Gemology 43, 146-148 (pdf file)
  82. Yang H, Sano J L, Eichler C, Downs R T, Costin G (2007) Iranite, CuPb10(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2, isomorphous with hemihedrite. Acta Crystallographica C63, i122-i124 (pdf file)
  83. Yang H, Downs R T, Costin G, Eichler C M (2007) The crystal structure of tvalchrelidzeite, Hg3SbAsS3, and a revision of its chemical formula. The Canadian Mineralogist 45, 1529-1533 (pdf file)
  84. Thompson R M, Downs R T (2008) The crystal structure of diopside at pressure to 10 GPa. American Mineralogist 93, 177-186 (pdf file)
  85. McCarthy A C, Downs R T, Thompson R M (2008) Compressibility trends of the clinopyroxenes, and in-situ high-pressure single-crystal X-ray diffraction study of jadeite. American Mineralogist 93, 198-209 (pdf file)
  86. Gibbs G V, Downs R T, Cox D F, Ross N L, Prewitt C T, Rosso K M, Lippmann T, Kirfel A (2008) Bonded interactions and the crystal chemistry of minerals: a review. Zeitschrift fur Kristallographie 223, 1-40 (pdf file)
  87. Yang H, Dembowski R F, Conrad P G, Downs R T (2008) Crystal structure and Raman spectrum of hydroxyl-bastnasite-(Ce), CeCO3(OH). American Mineralogist 93, 698-701 (pdf file)
  88. Gibbs G V, Downs R T, Cox D F, Ross N L, Boisen M B, Rosso K M (2008) Shared and closed-shell O-O interactions in silicates. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 112, 3693-3699 (pdf file)
  89. Dera P, Lavina B, Borkowski L A, Prakapenka V B, Sutton S R, Rivers M L, Downs R T, Boctor N Z, Prewitt C T (2008) High-pressure polymorphism of Fe2P and its implications for meteorites and Earth's core. Geophysical Research Letters 35, L10301 (pdf file)
  90. Nestola F, Boffa Ballaran T, Liebske C, Thompson R, Downs R T (2008) The effect of the hedenbergitic substitution on the compressibility of jadeite. American Mineralogist 93, 1005-1013 (pdf file)
  91. Yang H, Downs R T (2008) Crystal structure of glaucodot, (Co,Fe)AsS, and its relationships to marcasite and arsenopyrite. American Mineralogist 93, 1183-1186 (pdf file)
  92. Wang Z, Zhao Y, Zha C S, Xue Q, Downs R T, Duan R G, Caracas R, Liao X (2008) X-ray induced synthesis of 8H diamond. Advanced Materials 20, 3303-3307 (pdf file)
  93. Henderson R R, Yang H, Downs R T, Jenkins R A (2008) Redetermination of conichalcite, CaCu(AsO4)(OH). Acta Crystallographica E64, i53-i54 (pdf file)
  94. Pommier C J S, Redhammer G J, Denton M B, Downs R T (2008) Raman spectroscopic and visible absorption investigation of LiCrSi2O6 pyroxene under pressure. Applied Spectroscopy 62, 766-772 (pdf file)
  95. Li C, Yang H, Downs R T (2008) Redetermination of olivenite from an untwinned single-crystal. Acta Crystallographica E64, i60-i61 (pdf file)
  96. Yang H, Downs R T, Eichler C (2008) Safflorite, (Co,Ni,Fe)As2, isomorphous with marcasite. Acta Crystallographica E64, i62-i62 (pdf file)
  97. Gibbs G V, Downs R T, Cox D F, Rosso K M, Ross N L, Kirfel A, Lippmann T, Morgenroth W, Crawford T D (2008) Experimental bond critical point and local energy density properties determined for Mn-O, Fe-O, and Co-O bonded interactions for tephroite, Mn2SiO4, fayalite, Fe2SiO4, and Co2SiO4 olivine and selected organic metal complexes: Comparison with properties calculated for non-transition and transition metal M-O bonded interactions for silicates and oxides. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 112, 8811-8823 (pdf file)
  98. Hazen R M, Papineau D, Bleeker W, Downs R T, Ferry J M, McCoy T J, Sverjensky D A, Yang H (2008) Mineral evolution. American Mineralogist 93, 1693-1720 (pdf file)
  99. McCarthy A C, Downs R T, Thompson R M, Redhammer G J (2008) In situ high-pressure single-crystal X-ray study of aegirine, NaFe3+Si2O6, and the role of M1 size in clinopyroxene compressibility. American Mineralogist 93, 1829-1837 (pdf file)
  100. Righter K, Yang H, Costin G, Downs R T (2008) Oxygen fugacity in the Martian mantle controlled by carbon: New constraints from the nakhlite MIL 03346 Meteoritics & Planetary Science 43, 1709-1723 (pdf file)
  101. Gibbs G V, Wallace A F, Cox D F, Dove P M, Downs R T, Ross N L, Rosso K M (2009) Role of directed van der Waals bonded interactions in the determination of the structures of molecular arsenate solids Journal of Physical Chemistry A 113, 736-749 (pdf file)
  102. Aydin F, Thompson R M, Karsli O, Uchida H, Burt J B, Downs R T (2009) C2/c pyroxene phenocrysts from three potassic series in the Neogene alkaline volcanics, NE Turkey: their crystal chemistry with petrogenetic significance as an indicator of P-T conditions Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 157, online first (pdf file)
  103. Dera P, Lavina B, Borkowski L A, Prakapenka V B, Sutton S R, Rivers M L, Downs R T, Boctor N Z, Prewitt C T (2009) Structure and behavior of the barringerite Ni end-member, Ni2P, at deep Earth conditions and implications for natural Fe-Ni phosphides in planetary cores. Journal of Geophysical Research 114, B03201 (pdf file)
  104. Yang H, Konzett J, Downs R T, Frost D J (2009) Crystal structure and Raman spectrum of a high-pressure Li-rich majoritic garnet, (Li2Mg)Si2(SiO4)3, American Mineralogist 94, 630-633 (pdf file)
  105. Lavina B, Cesare B, Alvarez-Valero A M, Uchida H, Downs R T, Koneva A, Dera P (2009) Closure temperature of intracrystalline ordering in anatectic and metamorphic hercynite, Fe2+Al2O4, American Mineralogist 94, 657-665 (pdf file)
  106. Grazulis S, Chateigner D, Downs R T, Yokochi A F T, Quiros M, Lutterotti L, Manakova E, Butkus J, Moeck P, Le Bail A (2009) Crystallography open database - an open-access collection of crystal structures Journal of Applied Crystallography 42, 726-729 (pdf file)
  107. Origlieri M, Downs R T, Pinch W W, Zito G L (2009) Stibioclaudetite, a new mineral from Tsumeb, Namibia, The Mineralogical Record 40, 209-213 (pdf file)
  108. Yang H, Konzett J, Frost D J, Downs R T (2009) X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopic study of clinopyroxenes with six-coordinated Si in the Na(Mg0.5Si0,5)Si2O6 - NaAlSi2O6 system, American Mineralogist 94, 942-949 (pdf file)
  109. Gibbs G V, Wallace A F, Cox D F, Downs R T, Ross N L, Rosso K M (2009) Bonded interactions in silica polymorphs, silicates, and siloxane molecules American Mineralogist 94, 1085-1102 (pdf file)
  110. Yang H, Konzett J, Downs R T (2009) Crystal structure and compressibility of a high-pressure Ti-rich oxide, (Ti0.50Zr0.26Mg0.14Cr0.10)O1.81, isomorphous with cubic zirconia. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 70, 1297-1301 (pdf file)
  111. Lowry S, Wieboldt D, Dalrymple D, Jasinevicius R, Downs R T (2009) The use of a Raman spectral database of minerals for the rapid verification of semiprecious gemstones. Spectroscopy 24(5), 1-6; http://spectroscopyonline.com (pdf file)
  112. Yang H, Pinch W W, Downs R T (2009) Crystal structure of argentopyrite, AgFe2S3, and its relationship with cubanite. American Mineralogist 94, 1727-1730 (pdf file)
  113. Yang H, Downs R T, Burt J B, Costin G (2009) Structure refinement of an untwinned single crystal of Ag-excess fizélyite, Ag5.94Pb13.74Sb20.84S48, The Canadian Mineralogist 47, 1257-1264 (pdf file)
  114. Lavina B, Dera P, Downs R T, Prakapenka V, Rivers M, Sutton S, Nicol M (2009) Siderite at lower mantle conditions and the effects of the pressure-induce spin-pairing transition, Geophysical Research Letters 36, L23306 (pdf file)
  115. Thompson R M, Downs R T (2010) Packing systematics of the silica polymorphs: The role played by O-O nonbonded interactions in the compression of quartz, American Mineralogist 95, 104-111 (pdf file)
  116. Bindi L, Downs R T, Menchetti S (2010) The crystal structure of billingsleyite, Ag7(As,Sb)S6, a sulfosalt containing As5+, The Canadian Mineralogist 48, 155-162 (pdf file)
  117. Tait K T, Yang H, Downs R T, Li C, Pinch W W (2010) The crystal structure of esperite, with a revised chemical formula, PbCa2(ZnSiO4)3, isostructural with beryllonite American Mineralogist 95, 699-705 (pdf file)
  118. Lavina B, Dera P, Downs R T, Tschauner O, Yang W, Shebanova O, Shen G (2010) Effect of dilution on the spin pairing transition in rhombohedral carbonates High Pressure Research 30, 224-229 (pdf file)
  119. Gibbs G V, Wallace A F, Zallen R, Downs R T, Ross N L, Cox D F, Rosso K M (2010) Bond paths and van der Waals interactions in orpiment, As2S3. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 114, 6550-6557 (pdf file)
  120. Schrader D L, Lauretta D S, Connolly H C, Goreva Y S, Hill D H, Domanik K J, Berger E L, Yang H, Downs R T (2010) Sulfide-rich metallic impact melts from chondritic parent bodies. Meteoritics & Planetary Sciences Early View 45, 1-16 (pdf file)
  121. Lavina B, Dera P, Downs R T, Yang W, Sinogeikin S, Meng Y, Shen G, Schiferl D (2010) Structure of siderite FeCO3 to 56 GPa and hysteresis of its spin-pairing transition. Physical Review B 82, 064110 (pdf file)
  122. D'Emic M D, Wilson J A, Thompson R (2010) The end of the sauropod dinosaur hiatus in North America. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 297, 486-490 (pdf file)
  123. Barkley M C, Yang H, Downs R T (2010) Kozulite, an Mn-rich alkali amphibole. Acta Crystallographica E66, i83-i83 (pdf file)
  124. Gibbs G V, Wallace A F, Downs R T, Ross N L, Cox D F, Rosso K M (2010) Thioarsenides: a case for long-range Lewis acid-base-directed van der Waals interactions. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 37, online first (pdf file)
  125. Kampf A R, Yang H, Downs R T, Pinch W W (2011) The crystal structures and Raman spectra of aravaipaite and calcioaravaipaite. American Mineralogist 96, 402-407 (pdf file)
  126. Yang H, Sun H J, Downs R T (2011) Hazenite, KNaMg2(PO4)2·14H2O, a new biologically related phosphate mineral, from Mono Lake, California, U.S.A., American Mineralogist 96, 675-681 (pdf file)
  127. Dera P, Lazarz J D, Prakapenka V B, Barkley M, Downs R T (2011) New insights into the high-pressure polymorphism of SiO2 cristobalite. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 38, 517-529. (pdf file)
  128. Barkley M, Downs R T, Yang H (2011) Structure of walstromite, BaCa2Si3O9, and its relationship to CaSiO3-walstromite and walstromite-II. American Mineralogist 96 (2011) 797-801 (pdf file)
  129. Hazen R M, Bekker A, Bish D L, Bleeker W, Downs R T, Farquhar J, Ferry J M, Grew E S, Knoll A H, Papineau D, Ralph J P, Sverjensky D A, Valley J W (2011) Needs and opportunities in mineral evolution research. American Mineralogist 96, 953-963. (pdf file)
  130. Yang H, Downs R T, Evans S H, Feinglos M N, Tait K T (2011) Crystal structure of uchucchacuaite, AgMnPb3Sb5S12, and its relationship with ramdohrite and fizelyite. American Mineralogist 96, 1186-1189. (pdf file)
  131. Yang H, Jenkins R A, Downs R T, Evans S H, Tait K T (2011) Rruffite, Ca2Cu(AsO4)2·2H2O, a new member of the roselite group, from Tierra Amarilla, Chile, The Canadian Mineralogist, 49, 877-884. (pdf file)
  132. Barkley M C, Yang H, Evans S H, Downs R T, Origlieri M J (2011) Redetermination of despujolsite, Ca3Mn4+(SO4)2(OH)6·3H2O, Acta Crystallographica E67, i47-i48. (pdf file)
  133. Righter K, Sutton S, Danielson L, Pando K, Schmidt G, Yang H, Berthet S, Newville M, Choi Y, Downs R T, Malavergne V (2011) The effect of fO2 on the partitioning and valence of V and Cr in garnet/melt pairs and the relation to terrestrial mantle V and Cr content. American Mineralogist 96, 1278-1290. (pdf file)
  134. Thompson R M, Downs R T, Dera P (2011) The compression pathway of quartz. American Mineralogist American Mineralogist 96, 1495-1502. . (pdf file)
  135. Lavina B, Dera P, Kim E, Meng Y, Downs R T, Weck P F, Sutton S R, Zhao Y (2011) Discovery of the recoverable high-pressure iron oxide Fe4O5. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108, 17281-17284. (pdf file)
  136. Yang Y W, Stevenson R A, Siegel A M, Downs G W (2011) Redetermination of eveite, Mn2AsO4(OH), based on single-crystal X-ray diffraction data, Acta Crystallographica E67, i68-i68 (pdf file)
  137. Yang H, Downs R T, Yang Y W (2011) Lithiomarsturite, LiCa2Mn2Si5O14(OH). Acta Crystallographica E67, i73-i73 (pdf file)
  138. Kampf A R, Downs R T, Housley R M, Jenkins R A, Hyrsl J (2011) Anorpiment, As2S3, the triclinic dimorph of orpiment, Mineralogical Magazine 75, 2857-2867 (pdf file)
  139. Yang H, Evans S H, Downs R T, Jenkins R A (2011) The crystal structure of vladimirite, with a revised chemical formula, Ca4(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)·4H2O, The Canadian Mineralogist 49, 1055-1064 (pdf file)
  140. Tait K T, Barkley M C, Thompson R M, Origlieri M J, Evans S H, Prewitt C T, Yang H (2011) Bobdownsite, a new mineral species from Big Fish River, Yukon, Canada, and its structural relationship with whitlockite-type compounds. The Canadian Mineralogist 49, 1065-1078 (pdf file)
  141. Yang H, Downs R T, Yang Y W, Allen W H (2011) Pyrosmalite-(Fe), Fe8Si6O15(OH,Cl)10, Acta Crystallographica E68, i7-i8 (pdf file)
  142. Grazulis S, Daskevic A, Merkys A, Chateigner D, Lutterotti L, Quiros M, Serebryanaya N R, Moeck P, Downs R T, Le Bail A (2012) Crystallography Open Database (COD): an open-access collection of crystal structures and platforms for world-wide collaboration. Nucleic Acids Research 40, D420-D427. doi:10.1093/nar/gkr900 (pdf file)
  143. Yang Y W, Evans S H, Downs R T, Yang H (2012) Lotharmeyerite, Ca(Zn,Mn)2(AsO4)2(H2O,OH)2, Acta Crystallographica E68, i9-i10 (pdf file)
  144. Morrison S M, Downs R T, Yang H (2012) Redetermination of kovdorskite, Mg2PO4(OH)·3H2O, Acta Crystallographica E68, i12-i13 (pdf file)
  145. Posner E S, Konzett J, Frost D J, Downs R T, Yang H (2012) High-pressure synthetic (Na0.97Mg0.03)(Mg0.43Fe3+0.17Si0.40)Si2O6, with six-coordinated silicon, isostructural with P2/n omphacite, Acta Crystallographica E68, i18-i18 (pdf file)
  146. Yang H, Jenkins R A, Thompson R M, Downs R T, Evans S H, Bloch E M (2012) Markascherite, Cu3(MoO4)(OH)4, a new mineral species polymorphic with szenicsite, from Copper Creek, Pinal County, Arizona, U.S.A. American Mineralogist 97, 197-202 (pdf file)
  147. Fejfarová K, Plášil J, Yang H, Cejka J, Dušek M, Downs R T, Barkley M C, Škoda R (2012) Revision of the crystal structure and chemical formula of weeksite, K2(UO2)2(Si5O13)·4H2O American Mineralogist 97, 750-754 (pdf file)
  148. Menezes L A D, Yang H, Downs R T, Chaves L S C, Persiano A C (2012) Lithiotantite, ideally LiTa3O8, Acta Crystallographica E68, i27-i28 (pdf file)
  149. Bindi L, Downs R T, Spry P G, Pinch W W, Menchetti S (2012) A chemical and structural re-examination of fettelite samples from the type locality, Odenwald, southwest Germany, Mineralogical Magazine 76, 551-566 (pdf file)
  150. Blake D, Vaniman D, Achilles C, Anderson R, Bish D, Bristow T, Chen C, Chipera S, Crisp J, Des Marais D, Downs R T, Farmer J, Feldman S, Fonda M, Gailhanou M, Ma H, Ming D W, Morris R V, Sarrazin P, Stolper E, Treiman A, Yen A (2012) Characterization and calibration of the CheMin mineralogical instrument on Mars Science Laboratory, Space Science Reviews 167, online first. (pdf file)
  151. Hazen R M, Golden J, Downs R T, Hystad G, Grew E S, Azzolini D, Sverjensky D A (2012) Mercury (Hg) mineral evolution: A mineralogical record of supercontinent assembly, changing ocean geochemistry, and the emerging terrestrial biosphere. American Mineralogist 97, 1013-1042 (pdf file)
  152. Morrison S M, Downs R T, Domanik K J, Yang H, Doell D (2012) Nioboaeschynite-(Ce), Ce(NbTi)O6. Acta Crystallographica E68, i64-i65 (pdf file)
  153. Yang H, Jenkins N G, Downs R T (2012) Redetermination of junitoite, CaZn2Si2O7·H2O. Acta Crystallographica E68, i73-i73 (pdf file)
  154. Andrade M B, Morrison S M, Di Domizio A J, Feinglos M N, Downs R T (2012) Robertsite, Ca2MnIII3O2(PO4)·3H2O. Acta Crystallographica E68, i74-i75 (pdf file)
  155. Origlieri M J, Yang H, Downs R T, Posner E S, Domanik K J, Pinch W W (2012) The crystal structure of bartelkeite, with a revised chemical formula, PbFeGeVI(GeIV2O7)(OH)2·H2O, isotypic with high-pressure P21/m lawsonite, American Mineralogist 97, 1812-1815 (pdf file)
  156. Di Domizio A J, Downs R T, Yang H (2012) Redetermination of clinobarylite, BaBe2Si2O7. Acta Crystallographica E68, i78-i79 (pdf file)
  157. Downs G W, Yang B N, Thompson R M, Wenz M D, Andrade M B (2012) Redetermination of durangite, NaAl(AsO4)F. Acta Crystallographica E68, i86-i87 (pdf file)
  158. Thompson R M, Yang H, Downs R T (2012) Packing systematics and structural relationships of the new copper molybdate markascherite and related minerals. American Mineralogist 97, 1977-1986 (pdf file)
  159. Weirich J R, Swindle T D, Isachsen C E, Sharp T G, Li C, Downs R T (2012) Source of potassium in shocked ordinary chondrites Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 98, 125-139 (pdf file)
  160. McKay N P, Dettman D L, Downs R T, Overpeck J T (2012) On the potential of Raman-spectroscopy-based carbonate mass spectrometry Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 44, 469-474 (pdf file)
  161. Yang H, Downs R T, Evans S H, Jenkins R A, Bloch E M (2013) Rongibbsite, Pb2(Si4Al)O11(OH), a new zeolitic aluminosilicate mineral with an interrupted framework from Maricopa County, Arizona, U.S.A. American Mineralogist 98, 236-241 (pdf file)
  162. Bowman M G, Downs R T, Yang H (2013) Penikisite, BaMg2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3. Acta Crystallographica E69, i4-i5 (pdf file)
  163. Origlieri M J, Downs R T (2013) Schaurteite, Ca3Ge(SO4)2(OH)6·3H2O. Acta Crystallographica E69, i6-i6 (pdf file)
  164. Schumer B N, Downs R T, Domanik K J, Andrade M B, Origlieri M J (2013) Pirquitasite, Ag2ZnSnS4. Acta Crystallographica E69, i8-i9 (pdf file)
  165. Morrison S M, Andrade M B, Wenz M D, Domanik K J, Downs R T (2013) Lanthanite-(Nd), Nd2(CO3)3·8H2O. Acta Crystallographica E69, i15-i16 (pdf file)
  166. Hazen R M, Downs R T, Jones A P, Kah L (2013) Carbon mineralogy and crystal chemistry. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry 75, 7-46 (pdf file)
  167. Hazen R M, Downs R T, Kah L, Sverjensky D (2013) Carbon mineral evolution. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry 75, 79-107 (pdf file)
  168. Golden J, McMillan M, Downs R T, Hystad G, Goldstein I, Stein H J, Zimmerman A, Sverjensky D A, Armstrong J T, Hazen R M (2013) Rhenium variations in molybdenite (MoS2): Evidence for progressive subsurface oxidation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 366, 1-5 (pdf file)
  169. Dera P, Zhuravlev K, Prakapenka V, Rivers ML, Finkelstein GJ, Grubor-Urosevic O, Tschauner O, Clark SM, Downs R T (2013): High pressure single-crystal micro X-ray diffraction analysis with GSE_ADA/RSV software, High Pressure Research: An International Journal, DOI:10.1080/08957959.2013.806504 (pdf file)
  170. Andrade M B, Doell D, Downs R T, Yang H (2013) Redetermination of katayamalite, KLi3Ca7Ti2(SiO3)12(OH)2, Acta Crystallographica E69, i41-i41 (pdf file)
  171. Yang H, Downs R T, Evans S H, Pinch W W (2013) Scottyite, the natural analog of synthetic BaCu2Si2O7, a new mineral from the Wessels mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa. American Mineralogist 98, 478-484 (pdf file)
  172. Yang H, Downs R T, Evans S H, Pinch W W (2013) Terrywallaceite, AgPb(Sb,Bi)3S6, isotypic with gustavite, a new mineral from Mina Herminia, Julcani Mining District, Huancavelica, Peru. American Mineralogist 98, 1310-1314 (pdf file)
  173. Dera P, Finkelstein G, Duffy T S, Downs R T, Meng Y, Prakapenka V, Tkachev S (2013) Metastable high-pressure transformations of orthoferrosilite Fs82. Physics of Earth and Planetary Interiors 181, 2914-2917 (pdf file)
  174. Thompson R M, Xie X, Zhai S, Downs R T, Yang H (2013) A comparison of the Ca3(PO4)2 and CaSiO3 systems, with a new structure refinement of tuite synthesized at 15 GPa and 1300 ºC. American Mineralogist 98, 1585-1592 (pdf file)
  175. Morrison S M, Domanik K J, Origlieri M J, Downs R T (2013) Agardite-(Y), Cu2+6Y(AsO4)3(OH)6·3H2O. Acta Crystallographica E69, i61-i62 (pdf file)
  176. Blake D F, Morris R V, Kocurek G, Morrison S M, Downs R T, Bish D, Ming D W, Edgett K S, Rubin D, Goetz W, Madsen M B, Sullivan R, Gellert R, Campbell I, Treiman A H, McLennan S M, Yen A S, Grotzinger J, Vaniman D T, Chipera S J, Achilles C N, Rampe E B, Summer D, Meslin P Y, Maurice S, Forni O, Gasnault O, Fisk M, Schmidt M, Mahaffy P, Leshin L A, Glavin D, Steele A, Freissnet C, Navarro-Gonzalez R, Yingst R A, Kah L C, Bridges N, Lewis K W, Bristow T F, Farmer J D, Crisp J A, Stolper E M, Des Marais D J, Sarrazin P, MSL Science Team (2013) Curiosity at Gale Crater, Mars: Characterization and analysis of the Rocknest sand shadow. Science 341, xxx-xxx, DOI: 10.1126/science.1239505 (pdf file)
  177. Bish D L, Blake D F, Vaniman D T, Chipera S J, Morris R V, Ming D W, Treiman A H, Sarrazin P, Morrison S M, Downs R T, Achilles C N, Yen A S, Bristow T F, Crisp J A, Morookian J M, Farmer J D, Rampe E B, Stolper E M, Spanovich N, MSL Science Team (2013) X-ray diffraction results from Mars Science Laboratory: Mineralogy of Rocknest at Gale Crater. Science 341, xxx-xxx, DOI: 10.1126/science.1238932 (pdf file)
  178. Vaniman D T, Bish D L, Ming D W, Bristow T F, Morris R V, Blake D F, Chipera S J, Morrison S M, Treiman A H, Rampe E B, Rice M, Achilles C N, Grotzinger J, McLennan S M, Williams J, Bell J, Newsom H, Downs R T, Maurice S, Sarrazin P, Yen A S, Morookian J M, Farmer J D, Stack K, Milliken R E, Ehlmann B, Sumner D Y, Berger G, Crisp J A, Hurowitz J A, Anderson R, DesMarais D, Stolper E M, Edgett K S, Gupta S, Spanovich N, MSL Science Team (2014) Mineralogy of a mudstone at Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars. Science 343, DOI: 10.1126/science.1243480 (pdf file)
  179. Yang H, Downs R T, Evans S H, Pinch W W (2014) Lavinskyite, K(LiCu)Cu6(Si4O11)2(OH)4, isotypic with plancheite, a new mineral from the Wessels mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa. American Mineralogist 99, 525-530 (pdf file)
  180. Lavina B, Dera P, Downs R T (2014) Modern X-ray diffraction methods in mineralogy and geosciences. Reviews in Mineralogy & Geochemistry 78, 1-31 (pdf file)
  181. Lafuente B, Downs R T, Yang H and Jenkins R A (2014) Calcioferrite with composition (Ca3.94Sr0.06)Mg1.01(Fe2.93Al1.07)(PO4)6(OH)4·12H2O. Acta Crystallographica E70, 116-117 (pdf file)
  182. Andrade M B, Yang H, Downs R T, Jenkins R A, Fay I (2014) Te-rich raspite, Pb(W0.56Te0.44)O4, from Tombstone, Arizona, U.S.A.: The first natural example of Te6+ substitution for W6+. American Mineralogist 99, 1507-1510 (pdf file)
  183. Yang H, Martinelli L, Tasso F, Sprocati A R, Pinzari F, Liu Z, Downs R T, Sun H J (2014) A new biogenic, struvite-related phosphate, the ammonium-analog of hazenite, (NH4)NaMg2(PO4)2·14H2O. American Mineralogist 99, 1761-1766 (pdf file)
  184. Posner E S, Dera P, Downs R T, Lazarz J D, Irmen P (2014) High-pressure single-crystal X-ray diffraction study of jadeite and kosmochlor. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 41, 695-707 (pdf file)
  185. Hazen R M, Liu X M, Downs R T, Golden J, Pires A J, Grew E S, Hystad G, Estrada C, Sverjensky D A (2014) Mineral evolution: Episodic metallogenesis, the supercontinent cycle, and the coevolving geosphere and biosphere. Society of Economic Geologists Special Publication 18, 1-15 (pdf file)
  186. Downs R T (2014) Pauling's rules, in a world of non-spherical atoms. American Mineralogist 99, 1817-1817 (Invited) (pdf file)
  187. Bish D, Blake D, Vaniman D, Sarrazin P, Bristow T, Achilles C, Dera P, Chipera S, Crisp J, Downs R T, Farmer J, Gailhanou M, Ming D, Morookian J M, Marris R, Morrison S, Rampe E, Treiman A, Yen A (2014) The first X-ray diffraction measurements on Mars. IUCrJ 1, 514-522 (pdf file)
  188. Treiman A H, Morris R V, Agresti D G, Graff T G, Achilles C N, Rampe E B, Bristow T F, Ming D W, Blake D F, Vaniman D T, Bish D L, Chipera S J, Morrison S M, Downs R T (2014) Ferrian saponite from the Santa Monica Mountains (California, U.S.A., Earth): Characterization as an analog for clay minerals on Mars with application to Yellowknife Bay in Gale Crater. American Mineralogist 99, 2234-2250 (pdf file)
  189. Anderson A J, Yang H, Downs R T (2015) Hydrothermal synthesis and crystal structure of AlSO4(OH): A titanite-group member. American Mineralogist 100, 330-333 (pdf file)
  190. Lafuente B, Yang H, Downs R T (2015) Crystal structure of tetrawickmanite, Mn2+Sn4+(OH)6. Acta Crystallographica E71, 234-237 (pdf file)
  191. Downs R T, MSL Science Team (2015) Determining mineralogy on Mars with the CheMin X-ray diffractometer. Elements 11, 45-50 (pdf file)
  192. Bristow T F, Bish D L, Vaniman D T, Morris R V, Blake D F, Grotzinger J P, Rampe E B, Crisp J A, Achilles C H, Ming D W, Ehlmann B L, King P L, Bridges J C, Eigenbrode J L, Sumner D Y, Chipera S J, Moorokian J M, Treiman A H, Morrison S M, Downs R T, Farmer J D, Des Marais D, Sarrazin P, Floyd M M, Mischna M A, McAdam A C (2015) The origin and implications of clay minerals from Yellowknife Bay, Gale crater, Mars. American Mineralogist 100, 824-836 (pdf file)
  193. Hystad G, Downs R T, Hazen R M (2015) Mineral species frequency distribution conforms to a Large Number of Rare Events model: Prediction of Earth's missing minerals. Mathematical Geosciences DOI 10.1007/s11004-015-9600-3 (pdf file)
  194. Hystad G, Downs R T, Grew E S, Hazen R M (2015) Statistical analysis of mineral diversity and distribution: Earth's mineralogy is unique. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 426, 154-157 (pdf file)
  195. Hazen R M, Hystad G, Downs R T, Golden J J, Pires A J, Grew E S (2015) Earth's "missing" minerals. American Mineralogist 100, 2344-2347 (pdf file)
  196. Xie X, Yang H,, Gu X, Downs R T (2015) Chemical composition and crystal structure of merrillite from the Suizhou meteorite American Mineralogist 100, 2753-2756 (pdf file)
  197. Lafuente B, Downs R T, Yang H, Stone N (2015) The power of databases: the RRUFF project. In: Highlights in Mineralogical Crystallography, T Armbruster and R M Danisi, eds. Berlin, Germany, W. De Gruyter, pp 1-30 (pdf file)
  198. Lafuente B, Downs R T (2016) Redetermination of brackebuschite, Pb2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH). Acta Crystallographica E72, 293-296 (pdf file)
  199. Treiman A H, Bish D L, Vaniman D T, Chipera S J, Blake D F, Ming D W, Morris R V, Bristow T F, Morrison S M, Baker M B, Rampe E B, Downs R T, Filberto J, Glazner A F, Gellert R, Thompson L M, Schmidt M E, Le Deit L, Wiens R C, McAdam A C, Achilles C N, Edgett K S, Farmer J D, Fendrich K V, Grotzinger J P, Gupta S, Morookian J M, Newcombe M E, Rice M S, Spray J G, Stolper E M, Sumner D Y, Vasavada A R, Yen A S (2016) Mineralogy, provenance, and diagenesis of a potassic basaltic sandstone on Mars: CheMin X-ray diffraction of the Windjana sample (Kimberley area, Gale Crater). Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 121, 75-106 (pdf file)
  200. Andronikov A V, Andronikova I E, Loehn C W, Lafuente B, Ballenger J A M, Crawford G T and Lauretta D S (2016) Implications from chemical, structural and mineralogical studies of magnetic microspherules from around the lower Younger Dryas boundary (New Mexico, USA). Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography, xx, 1-21. DOI:10.1111/geoa.12122 (pdf file)
  201. Hazen R M, Hummer D R, Hystad G, Downs R T, Golden J J (2016) Carbon mineral ecology: Predicting the undiscovered minerals of carbon. American Mineralogist 101, 889-906 (pdf file)
  202. Yang H, Barton I F, Andrade M B, Downs R T (2016) Crystal structure of a new compound, CuZnCl(OH)3, isostructural with botallackite. American Mineralogists 101, 986-990 (pdf file)
  203. Morris R V, Vaniman D T, Blake D F, Gellert R, Chipera S J, Rampe E B, Ming D W, Morrison S M, Downs R T, Treiman A H, Yen A S, Grotzinger J P, Achilles C N, Bristow T F, Crisp J A, Des Marais D J, Farmer J D, Fendrich K V, Frydenvang J, Graff T G, Morookian J M, Stolper E M, Schwenzer S P (2016) Silicic volcanism on Mars evidenced by tridymite in high-SiO2 sedimentary rock at Gale crater. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113, early edition, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1607098113 (pdf file)
  204. Fendrich K V, Downs R T, Origlieri M J (2016) Redetermination of ruizite, Ca2Mn3+2[Si4O11(OH)](OH)2·2H2O. Acta Crystallographica E72, 959-963 (pdf file)
  205. Kobsch A, Downs R T, Domanik K J (2016) Redetermination of metarossite, CaV5+2O6·2H2O. Acta Crystallographica E72, 1280-1284 (pdf file)
  206. Cohn C, Leung S L, Crosby J, Lafuente B, Zha Z, Teng W, Downs R, Wu X (2016) Lipid-mediated protein functionalization of electrospun polycaprolactone fibers. eXPRESS Polymer Letters 10, 430-437 (pdf file)
  207. Downs R T, Pinch W W, Thompson R M, Evans S H, Megaw L (2016) Yangite, PbMnSi3O8·H2O, a new mineral species with double wollastonite silicate chains, from the Kombat mine, Namibia American Mineralogist 101, 2539-2543 (pdf file)
  208. Thompson R M, Yang H, Downs R T (2016) Ideal wollastonite and the structural relationship between the pyroxenoids and pyroxenes American Mineralogist 101, 2544-2553 (pdf file)
  209. Hazen R M, Hystad G, Golden J J, Hummer D R, Liu C, Downs R T, Morrison S M, Ralph J, Grew E S (2017) Cobalt mineral ecology American Mineralogist 102, 108-116 (pdf file)
  210. Hystad G, Downs R T, Hazen R M, Golden J (2017) Relative Abundances of Mineral Species: A Statistical Measure to Characterize Earth-like Planets Based on Earth's Mineralogy Mathematical Geosciences 49(2), 179-194

 

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  1. Downs, R.T., Yang, H., Hazen, R.M., and Finger, L.W. (1997) The high-pressure crystal chemistry of the alkali feldspars: New data from reedmergnerite, NaBSi 3 O 8 . EOS Transactions, AGU, Spring Meeting Supplement, 78 (17) S314
  2. Cohen, R.E., Fei, Y., Mazin, I.I., Downs, R.T., and Isaak, D.G. (1997) Phase transitions in transition metal oxides and unusual polytypism in high pressure FeO. EOS Transactions, AGU, Fall Meeting Supplement, 78 (46) F743
  3. Downs, R.T., Teter, D.M., and Gibbs, G.V. (1997) A Pro-crystal electron density analysis of potassium-oxygen bonding in microcline and KTP as a function of pressure. EOS Transactions, AGU, Fall Meeting Supplement, 78 (46) F754
  4. Downs, R.T. (1998) Computer graphics simulation of compression mechanisms in crystals. IUCR-HP98, Argonne, Abstracts, 21
  5. Thompson, R.M., and Downs, R.T. (1999) Quantitative analysis of the closest-packing of anions in mineral structures as a function of pressure, temperature, and compositions. EOS Transactions, AGU, Fall Meeting Supplement, 80 (46) F1107.
  6. Downs, R.T., Gibbs, G.V., and Boisen M.B., Jr. (1999) Topological analysis of the P21/c to C2/c transition in pyroxenes as a function of temperature and pressure. EOS Transactions, AGU, Fall Meeting Supplement, 80 (46) F1140.
  7. Righter, K., and Downs, R.T. (2000) Magnesioferrite spinel as the host phase for iridium and other highly siderophile elements at the cretaceous-tertiary boundary. Meteoritical Society Meeting. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 35: A136-A137, Supplement S Sep 2000
  8. Downs, R.T., Gibbs, G.V., Giovanni, M.K., Boisen, M.B.Jr., and Rosso, K.M. (2001) A comparison of procrystal and first-principles crystal electron density distributions with application to understanding the phase changes in pyroxenes. In Eleventh Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Abstract#3902, LPI Contribution No. 1088, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM). May 20-24, Hot Springs, VA.
  9. Thompson, R.M., Downs, R.T., and Lienert, C. (2001) Ideal Pyroxene Topologies. In Eleventh Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Abstract#3149, LPI Contribution No. 1088, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM). May 20-24, Hot Springs, VA.
  10. Thompson, R.M., Downs, R.T., and Teter, D.M. (2001) Packing systematics of stishovite. EOS Transactions, AGU, Fall Meeting Supplement, 82 (47) F1156. ( pdf abstract )
  11. Origlieri, M.J., Downs, R.T., and Harlow, G.E. (2001) Compression mechanism of the pyroxene kosmochlor. EOS Transactions, AGU, Fall Meeting Supplement, 82 (47) F1393. ( pdf abstract )
  12. Pommier, C.J.S., Denton, M.B., and Downs, R.T. (2002) Polarized Raman spectroscopic study of the pressure-induced phase change from C2/c to P21/c in spodumene. Pittcon 1747P, New Orleans, LA, March 17-22, 2002. ( pdf file )
  13. Lager, G.A., Marshall, W.G., and Downs, R.T. (2002) Keynote address: Re-examination of the hydrogarnet structure at high pressure using neutron powder methods: Comparison with single-crystal X-ray and theoretical results. 18th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association , 1-6 Sept, 2002, Edinburgh, Scotland. Programme With Abstracts, page 82.
  14. Origlieri, M.J., Thompson, R.M., Downs, R.T., and Gibbs, G.V. (2002) The relationship between compression anisotropy observed in the pyroxenes and oxide anion non-bonded repulsions. 18th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association , 1-6 Sept, 2002, Edinburgh, Scotland. Programme With Abstracts, page 71.
  15. Downs, R.T., and Hall-Wallace, M. (2002) A Database of Crystal Structures Published in the American Mineralogist and The Canadian Mineralogist and It?s Use as a Resource in the Classroom. 18th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association , 1-6 Sept, 2002, Edinburgh, Scotland. Programme With Abstracts, page 128.
  16. Thompson, R.M., and Downs, R.T. (2002) Model Pyroxenes and Transition Pathways. 18th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association , 1-6 Sept, 2002, Edinburgh, Scotland. Programme With Abstracts, page 85.
  17. Pommier, C.J.S., Denton, M.B., and Downs, R.T. (2003) Raman spectroscopic study of spodumene through the pressure-induced phase change from C2/c to P21/c. Pittcon 1730-3, Orlando, FL, March 9-14, 2003.
  18. Ross, N.L., and Downs, R.T. (2003) High-pressure crystal chemistry: ?Stuffed? framework structures at high-pressure. International School of Crystallography , High Pressure Crystallography, 4-15 June. Erice, Italy
  19. Hazen, R.M. and Downs, R.T. (2003) Chiral mineral surfaces and their chiral index. The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle Washington. November 2-5, 2003. ( pdf abstract )
  20. Gibbs, G.V., Whitten, A., Spackman, M., Simpfl, M., Carducci, M., and Downs, R.T. (2003) The silica polymorph coesite: An exploration of the electron density. The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle Washington. November 2-5, 2003. ( pdf abstract )
  21. McIntosh, B., Denton, M.B., Downs, R.T., Becker, D. (2003) Smart Raman instrument for Mars Science Laboratory. Mars Exploration Program Assessment Group, Sept 10-11, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA. ( pdf file )
  22. Uchida, H., and Downs, R.T. (2003) Single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies on spinels from the San Carlos Volcanic Field, Arizona. In Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 67, A497 Supplement, Goldschmidt Conference, Sept 7-12, Kurashiki Japan. ( pdf file )
  23. Tait K.T., Zhao, Y., and Downs, R.T. (2004) Investigations into the stability, morphology, and crystal structure of the coexistence of s-I and s-II methane-ethane and methane-propane clathrate hydrates: occurrence and geological implications. Lab Directed Research Dollars Review at LANSCE, Los Alamos, New Mexico. March 17, 2004.
  24. McIntosh, B. Denton, M.B., and Downs, R.T. (2004) Process Raman on Earth and research Raman on Mars - How are they related? Pittcon March 11, 2004. (Session: 24300-1000). Chicago, IL.
  25. Liermann H. P., Downs R. T., Yang H. (2004) Raman spectroscopy of order/disorder in pseudobrookite (MgTi2O5): Implication for the determination of the thermal history of planetary materials by remote sensing. 32nd IGC - Florence 2004.
  26. Hazen, R.M., Asthagiri, A., Teng, H., and Downs, R.T. (2004) Geochemical pathways to the origin of biochemical homochirality. Division of Geochemistry, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Aug 22-26. ( html file )
  27. Downs, R.T., Liermann, H.P., and Yang, H. (2004) The analysis of Mg and Ti order/disorder in pseudobrookite by Raman spectroscopy: Implications for the geological exploration of Mars. Geological Association of Canada - Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, St. Catherines 2004. SS01-06.
  28. Asthagiri, A., Downs, R.T., and Hazen, R.M. (2004) Density functional theory modeling of interactions between amino acids and chiral mineral surfaces. Fall GSA, Denver, 9 Nov. 2004. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 36, No. 5, p. 338. ( html file )
  29. K. Tait, M. Hartl, D. Williams, C. Pantea, L.L. Daemen, Y. Zhao , & R. Downs (2005) Diffraction and spectroscopy of thorite and huttonite (ThSiO4), Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 7, 10957, European Geophysical Union, Vienna, Austria, April 24-29, 2005.
  30. Lavina, B., Polozov, A., and Downs, R.T. (2005) Mg, Al, Si, Ca - bearing magnetite from Korshunovskoe, East Siberia. XX Congress of the International Union of Crystallography, 23-31 August, Florence, Italy
  31. Tait, K.T., Zhao, Y., Downs, R.T., Stern, L.A., & Kirby, S. (2005) Investigations into the stability, morphology and the crystal structure of structure I and II methane-ethane clathrate hydrates. International Conference on Gas Hydrates, June 13-16, 2005.
  32. Rajenski, K., Mogk, D., and Downs, R.T. (2005) Teaching mineralogy with crystal structure databases and visualization software: A digital resource collection. Goldschmidt Conference, Moscow, Idaho, May 20-25.
  33. McCarthy, A., Domanik, K., and Downs, R.T. (2005) Determining structural chemical formulae using the American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database. Goldschmidt Conference, Moscow, Idaho, May 20-25.
  34. Yang, H., Lu, R., White, A., Downs, R.T., and Ma, Y. (2005) X-ray diffraction study of marokite (CaMn2O4) to 40 GPa. Abstracts of the Geological Society of America Annual Fall Meeting, Salt Lake City, 16-19 October 2005.
  35. Schmidt, G., Uchida H., Mooney, P., Lu, R., and Downs, R.T. (2005) Oriented crystal studies: Orienting the crystals Abstracts of the Geological Society of America Annual Fall Meeting, Salt Lake City, 16-19 October 2005.
  36. Dembowski, R.F., Mooney, P.R., Laetsch, T.A., Lu, R., and Downs, R.T. (2005) Orientation in Raman spectroscopy. Abstracts of the Geological Society of America Annual Fall Meeting, Salt Lake City, 16-19 October 2005.
  37. Mooney, P.R., Dembowski, R.F., Laetsch, T.A., Zwick, J., Downs, R.T., and Lu, R. (2005) RRUFF Project: Developing an integrated database of Raman and infrared spectra, X-ray diffraction and chemistry data for minerals. Abstracts of the Geological Society of America Annual Fall Meeting, Salt Lake City, 16-19 October 2005. (pdf of poster)
  38. Lu, R., Downs, R.T., Denton, M.B., and Rossman, G.R. (2005) Integrated database of Raman spectra, X-ray diffraction and chemistry data for minerals. Abstracts of the Geological Society of America Annual Fall Meeting, Salt Lake City, 16-19 October 2005.
  39. LeBail A, Chateigner D, Chen X, Ciriotti M, Cranswick L M D, Downs R T, Lutterotti L, Yokochi A F T (2005) COD (Crystallography Open Database) and PCOD (Predicted). Acta Crystallographica A61, C481-C481 (pdf file)
  40. Tait K T, Mao W L, Zhao Y, Trouw F R, Daemen L L, and Downs R T (2006) Gas hydrate experimental capabilities at the Los Alamos Neutron Scattering Center (LANSCE). LANSCE Basic Energy Sciences Review, Los Alamos, 21 March, 2006. link
  41. Mao W L, Tait K T, Zhao Y, Lokshin K, and Mao H-K (2006) Hydrogen storage in molecular compounds. LANSCE Basic Energy Sciences Review, Los Alamos, 21 March, 2006. link
  42. Downs R T (2006) The RRUFF Project: an integrated study of the chemistry, crystallography, Raman and infrared spectroscopy of minerals. Program and Abstracts of the 19th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association in Kobe, Japan. O03-13 link
  43. Origlieri M J, Downs R T, Carducci M D, Rosso K M, Gibbs G V (2006) Crystal structure and bonding in the new mineral AsSbO3. Program and Abstracts of the 19th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association in Kobe, Japan. O08-06 Pdf of abstract. PowerPoint Slides
  44. McCarthy A C, Downs R T, Lu R, Yang H (2006) Reexamination of yedlinite, Pb6(Cl,OH)6Cr3+(OH,O)8, using single-crystal X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy, and redetermination of the chemical formula. Program and Abstracts of the 19th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association in Kobe, Japan. P08-12 link
  45. Ikuto D, Kawame N, Banno S, Hirajima T, Ito K, Rakovan J F, Downs R T, Tamada O (2006) First in situ X-ray identification of coesite and retrogressed quartz on a glass thin section of ultrahigh-pressure metamorphic rock and their crystal structure details. Program and Abstracts of the 19th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association in Kobe, Japan. P08-21 link
  46. Laetsch T A, Downs R T (2006) Software for identification and refinement of cell parameters from powder diffraction data of minerals using the RRUFF Project and American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Databases. Program and Abstracts of the 19th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association in Kobe, Japan. P08-25 link
  47. Tait K T, Trouw F R, Hehlen M P, Shapiro A H, Zhao Y, Downs R T (2006) Inelastic neutron study of THF+D2 clathrates. Program and Abstracts of the 19th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association in Kobe, Japan. P34-01 link
  48. Fong-Kee, G. (San Miguel High School), Thompson, R.M., and Downs, R.T. (2006) Mineralogy and Crystallography, Undergraduate Biology Research Program Summer Poster Session, University of Arizona.
  49. Thompson R M, Downs R T (2006) The crystal structure of diopside at pressure to 10 GPa. Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union 87(52), Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract MR21B-0018 link
  50. Ross N L, Gibbs G V, Downs R T, Prewitt C T, Rosso K M, Cox D F (2006) Electron density distributions for millerite, vaesite, heazlewoodite and Ni metal: A case for the importance of NiNi bond paths for electron transport. Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union 87(52), Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract MR43B-1086 link
  51. Gibbs G V, Cox D F, Rosso K M, Ross N L, Downs R T (2006) Bonded interactions in Fe and Cu sulfides; Do electroneutrality requirements hold in the classical sense for sulfides. Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union 87(52), Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract MR34A-08 PowerPoint Slides
  52. Dera P, Downs R T, Liermann H, Yang W (2006) Oscillation Laue Analysis (OLA) - A new crystal structure determination method for mineral physics. Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union 87(52), Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract MR24A-02 link
  53. Uchida H, Downs R T, Yang H (2006) Crystal-chemical investigation of kalsilite from San Venanzo, Italy, using single-crystal X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2006, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 70, A677-A680 link
  54. Downs R T, Thompson R M, Pommier C J S, McCarthy A C, Yang H (2007) Crystal chemistry of pyroxene compression. Study of Matter at Extreme Conditions Conference, Miami Beach, April 15-20, 2007
  55. Lu R, Konzett J, Frost D J, Yang H, Downs R T (2007) High-pressure Raman spectroscopic study of clinopyroxenes with 6-coordinated silicon. Study of Matter at Extreme Conditions Conference, Miami Beach, April 15-20, 2007
  56. Yang H, Konzett J, Downs R T (2007) Synthesis, crystal chemistry, and compressibility of a high-pressure phase (Ti0.50Zr0.26Cr0.10Mg0.14)O1.81 isostructural with cubic zirconia. Study of Matter at Extreme Conditions Conference, Miami Beach, April 15-20, 2007
  57. Thompson R M, McCarthy A C, Downs R T (2007) Crystal Chemical Controls on Equation of State. EOS Transactions AGU 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract DI44A-03 link
  58. Downs R T (2008) Minerals of the RRUFF project. Tucson Gem and Mineral Show Symposium, February 2008.
  59. Downs R T (2008) Compression Mechanisms of Minerals. Indiana University Geosciences Colloquim, April 2008.
  60. Downs R T (2008) Software from the RRUFF project databases, Raman and powder X-ray search/match routines for mineral identification. Compres Annual meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June, 2008.
  61. Hazen R M, Papineau D, Bleeker W, Downs R T, Ferry J M, McCoy T J, Sverjensky D A, Yang H (2008) Mineralogical coevolution of the geo- and biospheres. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72, A360-A360 link
  62. Grazulis S, Butkus J, Downs R T, Quiros Olozabal M, LeBail A (2010) Software for maintaining and expanding the Crystallography Open Database. 26th European Crystallographic Meeting, ECM 26, Darmstadt, 2010. Acta Crystallographica A66, s313. link
  63. Blake D F, Vaniman D, Anderson R, Bish D, Chipera S, Chemtob S, Crisp J, DesMais D J, Downs R T, Farmer J, Gailhanou M, Ming D, Morris D, Stolper E, Sarrazin P, Treiman A, Yen A (2009) The CheMin mineralogical instrument on the Mars Science Laboratory mission. 40th Lunar and Planetary Science conference, 1484 link
  64. National Science Foundation EarthCube End-User Domain Workshop for Rock Deformation and Mineral Physics Research, November 14, 2013. "Future directions in mineralogy and crystallography: Computational methods for crystal structure and education"
  65. Grazulis S, Butkus J, Downs R T, Quiros Olozabal M, LeBail A (2010) Software for maintaining and expanding the Crystallography Open Database. 26th European Crystallographic Meeting, ECM 26, Darmstadt, 2010. Acta Crystallographica A66, s313. link
  66. Rampe E B, Bish D L, Chipera S K, Morris R V, Achilles C N, Ming D W, Blake D F, Anderson R C, Bristow T F, Crisp J A, Des Marais D J, Downs R T, Farmer J D, Morookian J M, Morrison S M, Sarrazin P, Spanovich N, Stolper E M, Treiman A H, Vaniman D T, Yen A S, and the MSL Science Team (2013) Detecting nanophase weathering products with CheMin: Reference intensity ratios of allophane, aluminosilicate Gel, and ferrihydrite. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science conference, link
  67. Morrison S M, Downs R T, Blake D F, Bish D L, Ming D W, Morris R V, Yen A S, Chipera S J, Treiman A H, Vaniman D T, Gellert R, Achilles C N, Rampe E B, Bristow T F, Crisp J A, Sarrazin P C, Farmer J D, Des Marais D J, Stolper E M, Morookian J M, Wilson M A, Spanovich N, Anderson R C, and the MSL Science Team (2013) Crystal-chemical analysis of soil at Rocknest, Gale Crater 44th Lunar and Planetary Science conference, Abstract #1831 link
  68. Morris R V, Ming D W, Blake D F, Vaniman D T, Bish D L, Chipera S J, Downs R T, Gellert R, Treiman A H, Yen A S, Achilles C N, Anderson R C, Bristow T F, Crisp J A, Des Marais D J, Farmer J D, Grotzinger J P, Leshin L A, McAdam A C, Morookian J M, Morrison S M, Rampe E B, Sarrazin P C, Spanovich N, Stopler E M, and the MSL Science Team (2013) The amorphous component in Martian basaltic soil in global perspective from MSL and MER missions 44th Lunar and Planetary Science conference, Abstract #1653 link
  69. Vaniman D T, Blake D F, Yen A S, Ming D W, Morris R V, Achilles C N, Bish D L, Chipera S J, Morrison S M, Downs R T, Rampe E B, Morookian J M, Sarrazin P C, Treiman A H, Anderson R C, Bristow T F, Crisp J A, Des Marais D J, Farmer J D, Spanovich N, Stolper E M, and Wilson M A (2013) Data from the Mars Science Laboratory CheMin XRD/XRF instrument, European Geophysical Union Conference, EGU2013-6272
  70. Morrison S M, Downs R T, Blake D F, Bish D L, Ming D W, Morris R V, Yen A S, Chipera S J, Treiman A H, Vaniman D T, Gellert R, Achilles C N, Rampe E B, Bristow T F, Crisp J A, Sarrazin P C, Morookian J M and the MSL Science Team (2013) Crystal-Chemical Analyses of Soil and Drilled Rock in Gale Crater, Mars, Mineralogical Magazine (Goldschmidt), 77(5), 1794
  71. Morrison S M and the MSL Science Team (2013) Crystal-Chemistry of Mars Minerals at Rocknest, John Klein and Cumberland, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 228708
  72. Rampe E B, Morris R V, Ming D W, Archer P D, Bish D L, Chipera S J, Vaniman D T, Blake D F, Bristow T F, Sutter B, Farmer J D, Downs R T, Leveilles R, Achilles C N, Crisp J A, Des Marais D J, Morookian J M, Morrison S M, Sarrazin P C, Spanovich N, Treiman A H, Yen A S, and the MSL Science Team (2014) Characterizing the phyllosilicate component of the Sheepbed mudstone in Gale Crater, Mars using laboratory XRD and EGA, 45th Lunar and Planetary Science conference, Abstract #1890
  73. R V, Ming D W, Gellert R, Vaniman D T, Bish D L, Blake D F, Chipera S J, Downs R T, Treiman A H, Yen A S, Achilles C N, Archer P D, Bristow T F, Crisp J A, Des Marais D J, Farmer J D, Grotzinger J P, Mahaffy P R, McAdam A C, Morookian J M, Morrison S M, Rampe E B, and the MSL Science Team (2014) Chemical composition of crystalline, smectite, and amorphous components for Rocknest soil and John Klein and Cumberland mudstone drill fines using APXS, CheMin, and SAM datasets from Gale crater, Mars, 45th Lunar and Planetary Science conference, Abstract #1319
  74. Lafuente B, Bishop J L, Fenton L K, King S J, Blake D F, Sarrazin P C, Downs R T, Horgan B H, Garcia G C (2014) Mineralogical characterization by XRD of gypsum dunes at White Sands National Monument and application to gypsum detection on Mars, 45th Lunar and Planetary Science conference, Abstract #2578
  75. Lafuente B, Downs R T, Blake D, Stone N, Pires A (2014) The planetary materials database. 21st General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association, 1-5 September, 2014, Gauteng South Africa, 383-383 link
  76. Farmer J D, Blake D, Klug S L, Boonstra D, Ming D W, Lavery D, Lafuente B, Manfredi L, Swann J, Downs R T (2014) Using earth/mars comparisons to assess habitability in the field: Educator symposium and field trip for K-12 educators 2014 GSA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia (19-22 October 2014) Paper 258-7 link
  77. Morrison S M, Downs R T, Blake D F, Bish D L, Vaniman D T, Ming D W, Morris R V, Morookian J M, Rampe E B, Bristow T F, Chipera S J, Treiman A H, Gellert R, Achilles C N, Crisp J A, Sarrazin P C, Farmer J D, Des Marais D J, Stolper E M, Yen A S, Wilson M A, Spanovich N, Anderson R C and the MSL Science Team (2014) Crystal-chemical analyses of Martian minerals in Gale crater, 21st General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association, Session PC1, 384
  78. Morrison S M, Downs R T, Blake D F, Bish D L, Morris R V, Vaniman D T, Rampe E B, Achilles C N, Ming D W, Chipera S J, Treiman A H, Gellert R, Bristow T F, Crisp J A, Morookian J M, Sarrazin P C, Farmer J D, Yen A S, Des Marais D J, Grotzinger J P, Stolper E M, Wilson M A, Spanovich N, Anderson R C, and the MSL Science Team (2015) Crystal-chemical analysis of Martian minerals in Gale crater, 46th Lunar and Planetary Science conference, Abstract #2506
  79. Morris R V, Ming D W, Gellert R, Vaniman D T, Bish D L, Blake D F, Chipera S J, Morrison S M, Downs R T, Rampe E B, Treiman A H, Yen A S, Achilles C N, Archer P D, Bristow T F, Cavanagh P, Fendrich K, Crisp J A, Des Marais D J, Farmer J D, Grotzinger J P, Mahaffy P R, McAdam A C, Morookian J M, and the MSL Science Team (2015) Update on the chemical composition of crystalline, smectite, and amorphous components for Rocknest soil and John Klein and Cumberland mudstone drill fines at Gale crater, Mars, 46th Lunar and Planetary Science conference, Abstract #2622
  80. Rampe E B, Morris R V, Bish D L, Chipera S J, Ming D W, Blake D F, Vaniman D T, Bristow T F, Cavanagh P, Farmer J D, Morrison S M, Treiman A H, Achilles C N, Crisp J A, Des Marais D J, Downs R T, Fendrich K, Morookian J M, Sarrazin P, Spanovich N, Yen A S, and the MSL Science Team (2015) Potential cement phases in sedimentary rocks drilled by curiosity at Gale crater, Mars, 46th Lunar and Planetary Science conference, Abstract #2038
  81. Cavanagh P D, Bish D L, Blake D F, Vaniman D T, Morris R V, Ming D W, Rampe E B, Achilles C N, Chipera S J, Treiman A H, Downs R T, Morrison S M, Fendrich K V, Yen A S, Grotzinger J, Crisp J A, Bristow T F, Sarrazin P C, Farmer J D, Des Marais D J, Stolper E M, Morookian J M, Wilson M A, Spanovich N, Anderson R C, and the MSL Science Team (2015) Confidence Hills mineralogy and CheMin results from base of Mt. Sharp, Pahrump Hills, Gale crater, Mars, 46th Lunar and Planetary Science conference, Abstract #2735
  82. Treiman A H, Bish D, Ming D W, Grotzinger J, Vaniman D T, Baker M B, Farmer J, Chipera S, Downs R T, Morris R V, Rampe E, Blake D F, Berger J, Cavanagh P D, Gellert R, Glazner A F, Schmidt M, Yen A S, Filiberto J and the rest of the APXS and CheMin teams (2015) Mineralogy and genesis of the Windjana sandstone, Kimberley area, Gale crater, Mars, 46th Lunar and Planetary Science conference, Abstract #2620
  83. Fendrich K V, Rampe E B, Vaniman D T, Bish D L, Blake D F, Treiman A H, Ming D W, Morris R V, Bristow T F, Cavanagh P D, Downs R T, Morrison S M, Chipera S J, Achilles C N, Crisp J A, Farmer J D, Des Marais D J, Morookian J M, Sarrazin P, Grotzinger J P, Spanovich N, Yen A S, Anderson R C, Stolper E M, Gellert R, and the MSL Team (2015) Curiosity Rover's CheMin Instrument Investigates Mineralogy of Gale Crater and Implications for Diagenesis, European Geophysical Union Conference, EGU2015-7730
  84. Achilles C N, Vaniman D T, Blake D F, Bristow T F, Rampe E B, Ming D W, Chipera R V, Morris R V, Morrison S M, Downs R T, Fendrich K V, Ehlmann B L, Yen A S, Sarrazin P C, Treiman A H, Craig P I, Lapotre M G A, Edgett K S, Gellert R, Crisp J A, Morookian J M, Grotzinger J P, De Marais D J, Farmer J D (2016) Mineralogy of eolian sands at Gale Crater. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 47, Abstract #2532 link
  85. Rampe E B, Ming D W, Morris R V, Blake D F, Bristow T F, Chipera S J, Vaniman D T, Yen, A S, Grotzinger J P, Downs R T, Morrison S M, Peretyazhko T, Achilles C N, Bish D L, Cavanagh P D, Craig P D, Crisp J A, Fairen A G, Des Marais D J, Farmer J D, Fendrich K V, Morookian J M, Treiman A H (2016) Diagenesis in the Murray Formation, Gale Crater, Mars. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 47, Abstract #2543 link
  86. Morris R V, Vanim an D T, Blake D F, Gellert R, Chipera S J, Rampe E B, Ming D W, Morrison S M, Downs R T, Treiman A H, Yen A S, Achilles C N, Bristow T F, Crisp J A, Des Marais D J, Farmer J D, Fendrich K V, Frydenvang J, Graff T J, Grotzinger J P, Morookian J M, Schwenzer S P (2016) High-temperature, perhaps silicic, volcanism on Mars evidenced by tridymite detection in high SiO2 sedimentary rock at Gale Crater, Mars. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 47, Abstract #2581 link

 

FUNDING: back to top
  • Capitalization, University of Arizona, (1996) $240,000.
  • A device to apply hydrostatic high-pressure to crystals (1999-2001) Faculty Small Grants Program, University of Arizona Foundation, $5000.
  • Compression mechanisms of upper mantle minerals (1999-2002) National Science Foundation EAR-9903104, $186,997.
  • Advancing Computational and Visualization Skills in Geosciences (2000-2002) National Science Foundation, $52,148. Joint, with M. Hall-Wallace (P.I.), R. F. Butler, P. Kresan, J. Pelletier.
  • Compression mechanisms of upper mantle minerals, Research Experience for Undergraduates (2000-2002) National Science Foundation, $12,500.
  • The crystal structure database and analysis tools project (2001-2004) National Science Foundation, $350,000.
  • University of Nevada at Las Vegas subcontract (2002) Development of Windows-based single crystal diffractometer software, Department of Energy, $34,815.
  • University of Nevada at Las Vegas subcontract (2002-2003) Development of Windows-based single crystal diffractometer software for Argonne National Labs' Advance Photon Source, Department of Energy, $83,669.
  • A high performance Raman spectroscopy system for Mars surface studies. (2003-2005) Co-PI: B. McIntosh (Hamilton Sundstrand Sensor Systems), M.B. Denton (U of Arizona), R.T. Downs (UofA) and W. Doyle (Axiom Analytical, Inc.) NASA, $1,491,770.
  • Clathrate Hydrates Science and Technology. (2003-2005) PI: Yusheng Zhao (Los Alamos) Co-PI: D.L. Bish, L.L. Daemen, A. Migliori, R.P. Currier, L.R. Pratt, P.C. Lichtner, D.D. Hickmott. Collaborators: H-K Mao, R. Hemley, J. Parise, R.T. Downs. Department of Energy $4,350,000.
  • Combination of private funding from Michael Scott and matching funds from the College of Science for a new Bruker X8Apex single-crystal diffractometer and a Bruker D8Advance powder diffractometer plus laboratory renovations, $450,000.
  • Development of six new approaches for micro-focus single-crystal X-ray diffraction for materials structure research at synchrotrons. (2005-2008). National Science Foundation, $672,450. PIs: M F Nicol, M B Denton, P Dera, R T Downs, M L Rivers.
  • The RRUFF project: An integrated database of Raman and IR spectra, X-ray diffraction and chemistry data for minerals. (2004-2006) Private funding from Michael Scott. $3.75M. PIs: R T Downs, M B Denton, G R Rossman.
  • Collaborative Proposal: A Study of Experimental and Theoretical Electron Density Distribution and Bonded Interactions for Sulfide Minerals (2006-2009). National Science Foundation EAR-0609906, $224,000. Joint with Charles T. Prewitt, Collaborative with Gibbs, Ross and Angel at Virginia Tech
  • The American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database (2006-2009) National Science Foundation EAR-0622371. $399,308.
  • Fundamental diamond research. (2007-2008) Israel Diamond Institute: International Gemological Laboratory Ltd. $50,000.
  • Raman signatures and native fluorescence emissions of minerals: Systematic characterization of planetary surface materials. (2007-2008) Strategic University Research Partnership (SURP), Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA $100,000. PIs: P G Conrad, R T Downs, H Yang, L S Powers
  • Hybrid powder-single crystal X-ray diffraction instrument for planetary mineralogical analysis of unprepared samples. (2008) NASA SBIR Phase 1, $100,000. PIs: P Sarrazin, W Bruner, P C Dera, R T Downs
  • Hydrogen environments in minerals (2008-2011) Carnegie/DOE Alliance Center (CDAC) $130,469
  • Hybrid powder/single-crystal X-ray diffraction instrument for planetary mineralogical analysis of unprepared samples. (2009-2014) NASA ASTID-2008, $768,717. PI: P Sarrazin, co-Is: R T Downs, D Bish, D Blake, P Dera
  • Characterization of Sulfosalts and Copper Sulfides (2010-2011) Newmont Mining Corporation $200,000
  • Mineral Evolution (2010-2014) Carnegie/Sloan Foundation. $283,902
  • Mars Science Laboratory Investigations (2011-2015) NASA $1,518,171
  • Comptech: Compres Technology Center at Argonne. (2012-2017) Compres/NSF. $1,065,000. PI: Przemek Dera, co-Is: Guoyin Shen, Quentin Williams, Lars Ehm, Yanbin Wang, Robert T. Downs, Daniel L. Farber
  • Fundamentals of Rare Earth Element Mineralogy (2013-2015) National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program, $132,000. PI: Shaunna Morrison
  • The Co-Evolution of the Geo- and Biosphere: An Internal Program for Data-Driven Abductive Discovery in the Earth Sciences (2015-2017) Keck Foundation, $1.4M. Co-Is: Robert Downs ($168K), Paul Falkowski, Peter Fox, Robert Hazen, Andrew Knoll, Dimitri Sverjensky
  • To elucidate the concept of carbon mineral evolution. (11/1/2016-12/21/2018) Sloan Foundation, $231,050

 

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