CURRICULUM VITAE

Richard Maxwell Thompson


Contact Information:

  • Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona
  • 1040 E. 4th St.
  • Tucson, AZ 85721-0077


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Abstracts from Meetings:

  1. 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, 80 (46), Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract F1107.
  2. 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.
  3. Thompson, R.M., Downs, R.T., and Teter, D.M. (2001) Packing systematics of stishovite. EOS Transactions, AGU, 82 (47), Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract F1156.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Thompson, R.M., Downs, R.T. (2004) Volume of C2/c pyroxenes at mantle P, T, and x. EOS Transactions, AGU, 85 (47), Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract MR11A-0891.
  7. 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.
  8. Mangin, K.L., Thompson, R.M., Wilch, M., and Gori, D.F. (2006), Teachers learning to teach science by doing science at the University of Arizona, EOS Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED12A-04.
  9. Thompson, R.M., and Downs, R.T. (2006), The crystal structure of diopside at pressure to 10 GPa. EOS Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract MR21B-0018.
  10. 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.
  11. Thompson, R.M., McCarthy A.C., and Downs, R.T., (2007) Crystal chemical controls on EOS. EOS Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract DI44A-03.
  12. Mangin, K., Wilch, M.H., Thompson, R.M., and Ruiz, J. (2008) Science for the masses: A public lecture series and associated courses for K-12 educators at the University of Arizona. EOS Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED41A-0564.
  13. Thompson, R.M., and Mangin, K. (2008) Teaching citizenship in science classes at the University of Arizona. EOS Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED42A-05.
  14. D'Emic, M., Wilson, F.A., and Thompson, R. (2010) The end of the Cretaceous sauropod dinosaur hiatus in North America. GSA Denver Annual Meeting, Paper No. 2-2.
  15. Thompson, R.M., Downs, R.T., and Dera, P. (2011) Three adventures in mathematical crystallography. Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 5-9 Dec., Abstract MR43A-2123.
  16. Reiners, P.W., and Thompson, R.M. (2014) What really controls He migration in, and loss from, minerals? Thermo 2014: 14th International Conference on Thermochronology.

Journal Publications:

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. Thompson, R.M. and Downs, R.T. (2003) Model pyroxenes I: Ideal pyroxene topologies. American Mineralogist 88, 653-666. (pdf file)
  4. 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, NaCrSi2O6, and systematics of anisotropic compression in pyroxenes. American Mineralogist, 88, 1025-1032. (pdf file) (erratum)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. Uchida, H., Downs, R.T., and 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)
  8. Thompson, R.M., and Downs, R.T. (2008) The crystal structure of diopside at pressure to 10 GPa. American Mineralogist 93, 177-186. (pdf file)
  9. McCarthy, A.C., Downs, R.T., and 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)
  10. Nestola, F., Boffa Ballaran, T., Liebske, C., Thompson, R.M., and Downs, R.T. (2008) The effect of the hedenbergitic substitution on the compressibility of jadeite. American Mineralogist 93, 1005-1013. (pdf file)
  11. McCarthy, A.C., Downs, R.T., Thompson, R.M., and 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)
  12. Aydin, F., Thompson, R.M., Karsli, O., Uchida, H., Burt, J.B., and Downs, R.T. (2009) C2/c pyroxene phenocrysts from three potassic series in the Neogene alkaline volcanic, NE Turkey: their crystal chemistry with petrogenetic significance as an indicator of P-T conditions. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 158, 131-147. (pdf file)
  13. Thompson, R.M., and 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)
  14. D'Emic, M.D., Wilson, J.A., and Thompson, R.M. (2010) The end of the sauropod hiatus in North America. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 297, 486-490. (pdf file)
  15. Thompson, R.M., Downs, R.T., and Dera, P. (2011) The compression pathway of quartz. American Mineralogist 96, 1495-1502. (pdf file) (appendix) (deposit)
  16. Tait, K.T., Barkley, M.C., Thompson, R.M., Origlieri, M.J., Evans, S.H., Prewitt, C.T., and 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)
  17. Yang, H., Jenkins, R.A., Thompson, R.M., Downs, R.T., Evans, S.H., and 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)
  18. Downs, G.W., Yang, B.N., Thompson, R.M., Wenz, M.D., and Andrade, M.B. (2012) Redetermination of durangite, NaAl(AsO4)F Acta Crystallographica E68, i86-i87. (pdf file)
  19. Thompson, R.M., Yang, H., and 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)
  20. Thompson, R.M., Xie, X., Zhai, S., Downs, R.T., and 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)