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steven higgins, ph.d. - publications


Publications in the Higgins Group Laboratory

Cubillas P., Hu X. and Higgins S.R. (2014) Strontium incorporation during calcite growth: Implications for chemical mapping using friction force microscopy. Chemical Geology, submitted for review 10/8/14.

Seth W. Brittle, Joshua D. Baker, Kevin M. Dorney, Jessica M. Dagher, Tala Ebrahimian, Steven R. Higgins, and Ioana E. Pavel Sizemore (2014) Measuring Silver Content of Nanocolloids by Inductively Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES): A Laboratory Experiment for Chemistry and Engineering Students. Journal of Chemical Education, submitted for review 8/29/14.

Bracco J. N., Stack A.G. and Higgins S. R. (2014) Magnesite step growth rates as a function of the aqueous magnesium-to-carbonate ratio. Crystal Growth and Design, 14, 6033-6040.

Smith M. E., Knauss K. G. and Higgins S. R. (2013) Effects of crystal orientation on the dissolution of calcite by chemical and microscopic analysis. Chemical Geology, 360-361, 10-21.

Barney, I. T., Lennaerts, D., Higgins, S. R. and Mukhopadhyay, S. M. (2012) Specific Surface Area of Hierarchical Graphitic Substrates Suitable for Multi-functional Applications. Materials Letters, 88, 160-163.

Xu M., Sullivan K., VanNess G., Knauss K.G. and Higgins S.R. (2012) Dissolution kinetics and mechanisms at dolomite-water interfaces: Effects of electrolyte specific ionic strength. Environmental Science and Technology, 47, 110-118.

Lea A.S., Higgins S.R., Knauss K.G. and Rosso K.M. (2011) A high-pressure atomic force microscope for imaging in supercritical carbon dioxide, Review of Scientific Instruments, 82, 043709 (7 pages).

Xu M. and Higgins S. R. (2011) Effects of magnesium ions on near-equilibrium calcite dissolution: Step kinetics and morphology. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75, 719-733.

Xu M., Hu X., Knauss K.G. and Higgins S.R. (2010) Dissolution kinetics of calcite from 50-70 oC: An atomic force microscopic study under near-equilibrium conditions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74, 4285-4297.

Hu X., Cubillas P. and Higgins S. R. (2010) Properties of Ca-rich and Mg-rich carbonate films on dolomite: Implications for compositional surface mapping with scanning force microscopy. Langmuir, 26(7), 4769-4775.

Cubillas P. and Higgins S. R. (2009) Friction characteristics of Cd-rich carbonate films on calcite surfaces:  Implications for compositional differentiation at the nanometer scale. Geochemical Transactions, 10, 7.

Campbell, B. D., Hu, X., and Higgins, S. R. (2009) A computer program for automated step edge motion analysis from scanning probe microscopy images. Surface Science, 603, 1034-1040.

Rajasekhar V. Pulikollu, R. V., Higgins, S. R., and Mukhopadhyay, S. M. (2008) Model nucleation and growth studies of nanoscale oxide coatings suitable for modification of microcellular and nano-structured carbon.  Surface Coatings and Technology, 203, 65-72.

Bose, S., Hu, X., and Higgins, S. R. (2008) Dissolution kinetics and topographic relaxation on celestite (001) surfaces:  The effect of solution saturation state studied using Atomic Force Microscopy.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72, 759-770.

Higgins, S. R., Hu, X., and Fenter, P. (2007) A quantitative lateral force microscopy study of the dolomite (104)-water interface, Langmuir, 23, 8909-8915.

Fenter, P., Zhang, Z., Park, C., Sturchio, N.C., and Higgins, S.R. (2007) Structure and Reactivity of the Dolomite (104)-Water Interface: New Insights into the Dolomite Problem, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 71, 566-579.

Hu, X., Joshi, P., Mukhopadhyay, S. M. and Higgins, S. R.  (2006) X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic studies of dolomite surfaces exposed to undersaturated and supersaturated aqueous solutions, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 70, 3342-3350.

Higgins S. R. and Hu X. (2006) Near molecular-scale growth of natural minerals:  Experimental methods and errors in length-dependent step speeds with scanning probe microscopy.  Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, 150, 235-247.

Joshi, P. P., Pulikollu, R., Higgins, S. R., Hu, X., Mukhopadhyay, S. M. (2006) Investigation of growth, coverage and effectiveness of plasma assisted nano-films of fluorocarbon, Applied Surface Science, 252, 5676-5686.

Higgins S. R. and Hu X. (2005) Self-limiting growth on dolomite:  Experimental observations with in-situ atomic force microscopy. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 69, 2085-2094.

Hu X., Grossie D. A., and Higgins S. R. (2005) Growth and dissolution kinetics at the dolomite-water interface: An in-situ scanning probe microscopy study. American Mineralogist, 90, 963-968.

Higgins S. R., Hu X., Knauss K. G. (2004) Kinetics of Elementary Steps on Cleaved Dolomite Surfaces in Undersaturated Alkaline Aqueous Solutions in Water-Rock Interaction, Wanty R. B. and Seal R. R., eds., Taylor and Francis Group:London, 757-761.

Knauss K. G., Eggleston C. M., Greer B, Higgins S. R. (2004) Coupled carbonate mineral dissolution and growth: reactive transport experiments and modeling of calcite dissolution and strontianite growth in Water-Rock Interaction, Wanty R. B. and Seal R. R., eds., Taylor and Francis Group: London, 555-559.

Higgins S. R., Boram L. H., Eggleston C. M., Coles B. A., Compton R. G. and Knauss K. G. (2002) Dissolution kinetics, step and surface morphology of magnesite (104) surfaces in acidic aqueous solution at 60 oC by atomic force microscopy under defined hydrodynamic conditions, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 106, 6696-6705.

Eggleston C. M., Stack A. G., Rosso K. M., Higgins S. R., Bice A. M., Boese S. W., Pribyl R. D., and Nichols J. J. (2003)  The structure of hematite (a-Fe2O3) (001) surfaces in aqueous media: Scanning tunneling microscopy and resonant tunneling calculations of coexisting O and Fe terminations, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 67, 985-1000.

Stack A. G., Higgins S. R., and Eggleston C. M. (2003) Response to Comment on "Point of Zero Charge of a Corundum-Water Interface Probed with Optical Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM):  New Approaches to Oxide Surface Charge", Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 67, 321-322.

Higgins S. R., Stack A. G., Knauss K. G., Eggleston C. M., and Jordan G. (2002) Probing molecular scale adsorption and dissolution-growth processes using nonlinear optical and scanning probe methods suitable for hydrothermal applications. In Water-Rock Interactions, Ore Deposits, and Environmental Geochemistry:  A Tribute to David A. Crerar, Special Publication No. 7 (ed. R. Hellmann and S. A. Wood), pp. 111-128. The Geochemical Society.

Stack A., Higgins S. R. and Eggleston C. M. (2001)  Point of zero charge of a corundum-water interface probed with optical second harmonic generation (SHG) and atomic force microscopy (AFM):  Non-stoichiometric approaches to oxide surface charge, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 65, 3055-3063.

Jordan G., Higgins S. R., Eggleston C. M., Knauss K. G. and Schmahl W. W. (2001) Dissolution kinetics of magnesite in acidic aqueous solution, a hydrothermal atomic force microscopy (HAFM) study:  Step orientation and kink dynamics.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 65, 4257-4266.

Higgins S. R., Jordan G., and Eggleston C. M. (2002) Dissolution kinetics of magnesite in acidic aqueous solution, a hydrothermal atomic force microscopy (HAFM) study assessing step kinetics and dissolution flux. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 66, 3201-3210.

Higgins S. R., Bosbach D., Eggleston C. M. and Knauss K. G. (2000)  Kink dynamics and step growth on barium sulfate (001):  A hydrothermal atomic force microscopy study, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 104, 6978-6982.

Jordan G., Higgins S. R., Eggleston C. M., Swapp S. M., Janney D. M. and Knauss K. G.  (1999)  Acidic dissolution of plagioclase.  In-situ observations by hydrothermal scanning force microscopy.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 63, 3183-3191.

Higgins S. R., Eggleston C. M., Knauss K. G. and Boro C. O. (2002)  A hyperbaric hydrothermal flow-through fluid cell atomic force microscope.  Patent # 6,437,328.

Eggleston C. M., Higgins S. R. and Maurice P.  (1998) Scanning Probe Microscopy of Environmental Interfaces.  Environmental Science and Technology, 32, 456A-459A.

Higgins S. R., Jordan G., Eggleston C. M. and Knauss K. G.  (1998)  Dissolution kinetics of the barium sulfate (001) surface by hydrothermal atomic force microscopy.  Langmuir, 14, 4967-4971.

Higgins S. R., Eggleston C. M., Jordan G., Knauss K. G. and Boro C. O.  (1998)  In-situ observation of oxide and silicate mineral dissolution by hydrothermal scanning force microscopy:  Initial results for hematite and albite.  Mineralogical Magazine , 62, 618-619.

Jordan G., Higgins S. R., Eggleston C. M., Knauss K. G., and Boro C. O.  (1998)  Dissolution of barite(001) observed by hydrothermal scanning force microscopy.  Mineralogical Magazine , 62, 725-726.

Jordan G., Higgins S. R. and Eggleston C. M.  (1998)  Dissolution of the periclase (001) surface.  A scanning force microscope study.  American Mineralogist, 84, 144-151.

Higgins S. R., Eggleston C. M., Knauss K. G. and Boro C. O. (1998)  A hydrothermal atomic force microscope for imaging in aqueous solution up to 150 oC.  Review of Scientific Instruments , 69, 2994-2998.

Higgins S. R., Stack A., Eggleston C. M. and dos Santos Afonso M.  (1998)  Proton and ligand adsorption at silica- and alumina-water interfaces studied by optical second harmonic generation (SHG).  Mineralogical Magazine , 62, 616-617.

Higgins S. R. and Hamers R. J. (1996) Chemical dissolution of the galena(001) surface observed using electrochemical scanning tunneling microscopy.  Geochimica et  Cosmochimica Acta 60, 3067-3073.

Higgins S. R. and Hamers R. J. (1996) Morphology and dissolution processes of metal sulfide minerals observed with the electrochemical scanning tunneling microscope. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B 14, 1360-1364.

Hamers R. J., Chen X., Frank E. R., Higgins S. R., Shan J., and Wang Y. (1996) Atomically-resolved investigations of surface reaction chemistry by scanning tunneling microscopy. Israel Journal of Chemistry  36, 11-24.

Higgins S. R. and Hamers R. J. (1995) Spatially-resolved electrochemistry of the lead sulfide (galena) (001) surface by electrochemical scanning tunneling microscopy. Surface Science 324, 263-281.

 

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