Journal Articles

Tom Zega:

Zega T.J., Haenecour P, Floss C., and Stroud R.M. (2015) Circumstellar magnetite from the LAP 031117 CO3.0 chondrite. The Astrophysical Journal, 808, 55.


Gnanaprakasa T.J., Sridhar D., Beck W., Runge K., Potter B.G. Jr., Zega T.J., Deymier P.A., Raghavan S., and Muralidharan K. (2015) Graphene mediated self-assembly of fullerene nanorods. Chemical Communications 51, 1858-1861


Schrader D.L., Connolly H.C., Jr., Lauretta D.S., Zega T.J., Davidson J., and Domanik K.J. (2015) The formation and alteration of the Renazzo-like carbonaceous chondrites III: Towards understanding the formation of ferromagnesian chondrules. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 50, 15-50.


Thompson M.S., Christofferson R.C., Zega T.J., Keller. L.P. (2014) Microchemical and structural evidence for space weathering in soils from asteroid Itokawa. Earth, Planets and Space, 66:89.


Bose M., Zega T.J., and Williams P. (2014) Assessment of alteration processes on circumstellar and interstellar grains QUE 97416. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 399, 128-138.


Asaduzzaman A.M., Zega T.J., Laref S., Runge K., Deymier P.A., and Muralidharan K. (2014) A computational investigation of the adsorption of organics on mineral surfaces: Implications for the attachment of volatiles to minerals in the early solar system. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 408, 355-361.


 Zega T.J., Nittler, L.R., Gyngard F., Alexander C.M.O’D., Stroud R.M., and Zinner E.K. (2014) A transmission electron microscopy study of presolar spinel. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 124, 152-169.


Blinova A.I., Zega T.J., Herd C.D.K., and Stroud R.M. (2014) Testing variations within the Tagish Lake Meteorite – I: Mineralogy and petrology of pristine samples. Meteoritics & Planetary Science. 49, 473-502.


De Gregorio B., Stroud R.M., Nittler L.R., Alexander C.M.O’D., Bassim N.D., Cody G.D., Kilcoyne, A.L.D., Sandford S.A., Milam S.N., Nuevo M., Zega T.J. (2013) Isotopic and chemical variation of organic nanoglobules in primitive meteorites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 78, 904-928.


Ma C., Connolly H.C. Jr., Beckett J.R., Tschauner O., Rossman G.E., Kampf A.R., Zega T.J., Sweeney Smith S.A., and Schrader D.L. (2011) Brearleyite, Ca12Al14O32Cl2, a new alteration mineral from the NWA 1934 meteorite. American Mineralogist 96, 1199-1206.


Berger, E.L, Zega, T.J., Keller, L.P., and Lauretta, D.S. (2011) Evidence for aqueous activity on Comet 81P/Wild 2 from sulfide mineral assemblages in Stardust samples and CI chondrites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75, 3501-3513.


Zega, T.J., Alexander, C.M.O’D., Nittler, L.R., and Stroud, R.M. (2011) A transmission electron microscopy analysis of presolar hibonite. The Astrophysical Journal 730, 1-10.


Foos, E.E., Zega, T.J., Tischler, J.G., Stroud, R.M., and Boercker, J.E. (2011) Synthesis of PbSe nanowires: The impact of alkylphosphonic acid addition. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21 2616-2623.


Boercker J.E., Clifton E.M., Tischler J.G., Foos E.E., Zega T.J., Twigg M.E., and Stroud R.M. (2011) Size and temperature dependence of band-edge excitons in PbSe nanowires. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2, 527-531.


Tischler, J.G., Kennedy, T.A., Glaser, E.R., Efros, Al. L., Foos, E.E., Boercker, J.E., Zega, T.J., Stroud, R.M., Erwin, S.C. (2010) Band-edge excitons in PbSe nanocrystals and nanorods. Physical Review B, 82 245303-245309.


Zega, T.J., Alexander, C.M.O’D., Busemann, H., Nittler, L.R., Hoppe, P., Stroud, R.M., and Young, A.F. (2010) Mineral associations and character of isotopically anomalous organic material in the Tagish Lake carbonaceous chondrite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74 5966-5983.


De Gregorio B.T., Stroud R.M., Nittler L.R., Alexander C.M.O’D., Kilcoyne A.L., Zega T.J. (2010) Isotopic anomalies in organic nanoglobules from Comet 81P/Wild 2: Comparison to Murchison nanoglobules and isotopic anomalies induced in terrestrial organics by electron irradiation. Geochimica et Cosmochimca Acta 74, 4454-4470.


Busemann, H., Nguyen, A.N., Cody, G.D., Kilcoyne, A.L.D., Stroud, R.M., Zega, T.J., and Nittler, L.R. (2009) Ultra-primitive interplanetary dust particles from the comet 26P/Grigg-Skjellerup dust stream collection. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 288 44-57.


Baturina, O.A., Garsany, Y., Zega, T.J., Stroud, R.M., Schull, T., and Swider-Lyons, K.E. (2008) Oxygen reduction reaction on Platinum/Tantalum Oxide electrocatalysts for PEM fuel cells. Journal of the Electrochemical Society 144, B1314-1321.


Zolensky M., Nakamura-Messenger K., Rietmeijer F., Leroux H., Mikouchi T., Ohsumi K., Simon S., Grossman L., Stephan T., Weisberg M., Velbel M., Zega T., Stroud R., Tomeoka K., Ohnishi I., Tomioka N., Nakamura T., Matrajt G., Joswiak D., Brownlee D., Langenhorst F., Krot A., Kearsley A., Ishii H., Graham G., Dai Z.R., Chi M., Bradley J., Hagiya K., Gounelle M., Keller L., Bridges J. (2008) Comparing Wild 2 particles to chondrites and IDPs. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 43, 261-272.


Leroux H., Rietmeijer F.J.M., Velbel M.A., Brearley A.J., Jacob D., Langenhorst F., Bridges J.C., Zega T.J., Stroud R.M., Cordier P., Harvey R.P., Lee M., Gounelle M., and Zolensky M.E. (2008) A TEM study of thermally modified comet 81P/Wild 2 dust particles by interactions with the aerogel matrix during the Stardust capture process. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 43, 97-120.


Zega, T. J., Nittler, L. R., Busemann, H., and Hoppe, P, and Stroud, R. M. (2007) Coordinated isotopic and mineralogic analyses of planetary materials enabled by in situ lift-out with a focused-ion-beam scanning-electron microscope. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 42, 1373-1386.


Bassim, N.D., Twigg, M.E., Mastro, M.A., Eddy, C.R., Zega, T.J., Henry, R.L., Culbertson, J.C., Holm, R.T., Neudeck, P., Powell, J.A., and Trunek, A.J. (2007) Dislocations in III-nitride films grown on 4H-SiC mesas with and without surface steps. Journal of Crystal Growth 304, 103-107.


Zolensky, M.E., Zega, T. J., Yano, H., and the Stardust Min-Pet science team. (2006) Mineralogy and petrology of comet 81P/Wild 2 nucleus samples. Science 314, 1735-1739.


Brownlee D., Tsou P., Aleon J., and the STARDUST science team (2006) Comet 81P/Wild 2 under a microscope. Science 314, 1711-1716.


Zega, T. J., Hanbicki, A. T., Erwin, S. C., Kioseoglou, G., Zutic, I., Kioseoglou, G., Li, C. H., Jonker, B.T., and Stroud, R.M. (2006) Determination of interface atomic structure and its impact on spin transport using Z-contrast microscopy and density-functional theory. Physical Review Letters 96, 196101-196104.


Zega T.J., Garvie L.A.J., Dódony, I., Friedrich H., Stroud R.M., and Buseck P.R. (2006) Polyhedral serpentine grains in CM chondrites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 41, 681-688.


Zega T.J., Garvie L.A.J., Dódony, I., Buseck P.R. (2004) Serpentine nanotubes in the Mighei CM chondrites. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 223, 141-146.


Garvie, L. A. J., Zega, T. J., and Buseck, P. R. (2004) Nanometer-scale measurements of Fe3+/SFe by electron energy-loss spectroscopy: A cautionary note. American Mineralogist 89, 1610-1616.


Zega, T. J., Garvie, L. A. J., and Buseck, P. R. (2003) Nanometer-scale measurements of iron oxidation states of cronstedtite from primitive meteorites. American Mineralogist 88, 1169-1172.


Zega T.J. and Buseck P.R. (2003) Fine-grained-rim mineralogy of the Cold Bokkeveld CM chondrite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 67, 1711-1721.


Lauretta D.S., Buseck P.R., Zega T.J. (2001) Opaque minerals in the matrix of the Bishunpur (LL3.1) chondrite: Constraints on the chondrule formation environment. Geochmica et Cosmochimica Acta 65, 1337-1353.


Ken Domanik:

Gardner-Vandy K. G.; Hill D.H.; Lauretta D. S.; Goreva Y.S.; Domanik K.J.; Greenwood R.C.; Franchi I.A.; Killgore M. (2011) Petrology and geochemistry of the Northwest Africa 3368 eucrite.

Haynes, C.V. Jr.; Boerner, J.; Domanik, K.; Lauretta, D.; Ballenger, J.; Goreva, J. (2010) The Murray Springs Clovis site, Pleistocene extinction, and the question of extraterrestrial impact.

Schrader D. L., Lauretta D.S., Connolly jr., 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.

Domanik K.J., Kolar S., Musselwhite D. and Drake M.J. (2004) Accessory silicate mineral assemblages in the Bilanga diogenite: A petrographic study.

Domanik K.J. and Holloway J.R. (2000) Experimental synthesis and phase relations of phengitic muscovite from 6.5 to 11 GPa in a calcareous metapelite from the Dabie Mountains, China. In Ultra-high pressure metamorphic rocks.

Smyth J.R., Jacobsen S.D., Swope R.J., Angel R.J., Arlt T., Domanik K.J. and Holloway J.R. (2000) Crystal structures and compressibilities of synthetic 2M1 and 3T phengite micas.

Domanik K.J. and Holloway J.R. (1996) The stability and composition of phengitic muscovite and associated phases from 5.5 to 11 GPa; implications for deeply subducted sediments.

Domanik K.J., Hervig R.L. and Peacock S.M. (1993) Beryllium and boron in subduction zone minerals: An ion microprobe study.


Michelle Thompson:

Thompson M.S., Christoffersen R., Zega T.J., and Keller. L.P. 2014. Microchemical and structural evidence for space weathering in soils from asteroid Itokawa. Earth, Planets and Space. Volume: 66.

Conference Abstracts

Bolser, D., and Zega, T.J. 2012. Analysis of a Calcium-Aluminum-Rich Inclusion From The Allende Meteorite Using Electron-Backscatter Diffraction.

Thompson, M.S., Christoffersen, R., Zega, T.J., and Keller, L.P. 2014. Nanoscale Analysis of Space Weathering Features in Soils from Itokawa. LPSC Abstract 2121.

Thompson, M.S., and Zega, T.J. 2014. Determining the Oxidation State of Iron Nanoparticles in Mature Lunar Soil through Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy. LPSC Abstract 2834.

Thompson, M.S., and Zega, T.J. 2013. Microstructural and Chemical Analysis of Soils from Itokawa: Evidence for Space Weathering. LPSC Abstract 2593.

Thompson, M.S., Christoffersen, R., and Zega, T. J. 2013. Microchemical and Structural Evidence for Space Weathering in Soils from Itokawa. Hayabusa Sample Symposium.

Thompson, M.S, Miller, K E, Zega, T.J., and Lauretta, D.S. 2012. Nanostructural Analysis of a Sulfide Assemblage in an R Chondrite Meteorite via Large Solid-Angle EDS. Microscopy and Microanalysis Meeting Abstract.

Thompson, M.S., Chrisoffersen, R., Noble, S.K., and Keller, L.P. 2012. Comparative Mineralogy, Microstructure and Compositional Trends in the Sub-Micron Size Fraction of Mare and Highland Lunar Soil. LPSC Abstract 2384.


Bolser, D., and Zega, T.J. 2012. Analysis of a Calcium-Aluminum-Rich Inclusion From The Allende Meteorite Using Electron-Backscatter Diffraction.

Thompson, M.S., Miller, K.E., Zega, T.J., and Lauretta, D.S. 2012. Nanostructural Analysis of a Sulfide Assemblage in an R-Chondrite Meteorite via large solid-angle EDS.