​​Publications


2018 Smith, P.A.; Spano, T.; Burns, P.C. Synthesis and structural characterization of a series of uranyl-betaine coordination complexes. Zeitschrift fuer Kristallographie. In Press. 


2018 Olds, T.A.; Plášil, J.; Kampf, A.R.; Spano, T.; Haynes, P.; Carlson, S.M.; Burns, P.C.; Simonetti, A.; Mills, O.P. Leesite, K(H2O)2[(UO2)4O2(OH)5]·3H2O, a new K-bearing schoepite-family mineral from the Jomac mine, San Juan County, Utah, USA.  American Mineralogist. In Press


2017 Zhang, Z.; Senchyk, G.; Liu, Y.; Spano, T.; Szymanowski, J.; Burns, P. Porous uranium diphosphonate frameworks with trinuclear units template by organic ammonium hydrolyzed from amine solvents. Inorganic Chemistry. 56 (21), 13249-13256.

 2017 Spano, T., Olds, T.A., Hall, S.M., Kampf, A.R., Lowers, H. and Burns, P.C. (2017)Finchite, IMA 2017-052. CNMNC Newsletter No. 39, page 1282; Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 1279–1286.

 2017 Balboni, E.; Spano, T.; Cook, N.; Simonetti, A.; Burns, P. Rare earth fractionation in uranium ore and its U(V1) alteration minerals. Applied Geochemistry. 87, 84-92

2017 Spano, T.; Simonetti, A.; Wheeler, T.; Carpenter, G.; Freet, D.; Balboni, E.; Dorais, C.; Burns, P. A novel nuclear forensic tool involving deposit type normalized rare earth element signatures. Terra Nova. 29 (5), 294-305.

 2017 Spano, T.; Simonetti, A.; Balboni, E.; Dorais, C.; Jones, N.; Monaco, B.; Burns, P. Trace element and isotopic analysis of uranium ore concentrates: applications for nuclear forensic analysis. Applied Geochemistry. 87, 277-285.

 2017 Spano, T.; Dzik, E.; Sharifironizi, M.; Dustin, M.; Turner, M.; Burns, P. Thermodynamic investigation of uranyl vanadate minerals: implications for structural stability.American Mineralogist. 102 (6), 1149-1153.

 2016 Olds, T.A.; Haynes, P.; Kampf, A.R.; Spano, T.; Plášil, J.; Carlson, S.M.; Burns, P.C.; Simonetti, A.; Mills, O.P. Leesite, IMA 2016-064. CNMNC Newsletter No. 34, Mineralogical Magazine. 80, 1315-1321.

 2016 Qiu, J.; Spano, T.; Dembowski, M.; Kokot, A.; Szymanowski, J.; Burns, P. C. Sulfate-Centered Sodium-Icosahedron-Templated Uranyl Peroxide Phosphate Cages with Uranyl Bridged by μ-η1:η2 Peroxide. Inorganic Chemistry. 2016, 56(4), 1874-1880

 2016 Balboni, E.; Jones, N.; Spano, T.; Simonetti, A.; Burns, P.C. Chemical and Sr isotopic characterization of North American uranium ores: nuclear forensic applications. Applied Geochemistry. 2016, 74, 24-32.

2015 Fritsch, E.; Spano, T.; Megaw, P. Green daylight-fluorescent hyalite opal from Mexico. Journal of Gemmology. 2015, 34(4), 294-296.

2015 Fritsch, E.; Megaw, P.; Spano, T.; Rondeau, B.; Gray, M.; Hainschwang, T.; Renfro, N. Green-luminescing hyalite opal from Zacatecas, Mexico. Journal of Gemmology. 2015, 34(6), 490-508


 

Presentations 


2017 Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society Presentation “Deposit type average rare earth element signatures for nuclear forensics”


2016 EFRC All Hands Meeting Presentation “Advances in crystal chemistry and thermodynamics of uranyl vanadate minerals”

2016 Women in Science Conference Poster “Structural stability and thermodynamics of uranyl vanadate minerals”

2016 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America Poster “Structural stability and thermodynamics of uranyl vanadate minerals”

2016 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America Poster “Trace element and isotopic fractionation in the nuclear fuel cycle”

2016 Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society Presentation “Trace element and isotopic fractionation in the nuclear fuel cycle”

2016 ACS-CERM Presentation “Trace element analysis of uranium ore concentrates: source attribution, provenance indicator, and proof of concept”

2016 UND Graduate Student Union Research Symposium Poster “Synthesis and materials properties of uranyl vanadate mineral analogues”

2015 PINDU Poster “Synthesis and structural properties of novel  praseodymium uranyl vanadate and praseodymium uranyl hydroxide mineral analogues”

2015 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America Poster “Trace element analysis of uranium ore concentrates: source attribution, provenance indicator, and proof of concept”
 
2015 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America Presentation “Materials properties of synthetic uranyl vanadate mineral analogues possessing the francevillite anion topology”
 
2015 Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society Poster “Distribution of uranium and uranyl minerals near and within hyalite opal”
 
2015 DHS-DNDO-ARI Program Review Meeting Poster “Trace element signatures of UOCs: Provenance Indicator”

2014 EFRC All Hands Meeting Poster “Ion exchange properties of uranyl vanadate minerals and new synthetic phases possessing the francevillite anion topology”
 
2013 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America Poster “Synthesis of and applications for the curienite-francevillite mineral series”





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