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  1. J.R. Black, S. G. John, A. Kavner, (2013), Coupled effects of temperature and mass transport on the isotope fractionation

    of zinc during electroplating, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, in press

S. E. M. Palaich, C. E. Manning, E. Schauble and A. Kavner, (2013), Spectroscopic and X-ray diffraction investigation of the behavior of hanksite and tychite at high pressures, Am. Mineral., 98, pp. 1543-1549.

M. M. Armentrout*, E.S.G. Rainey* and A. Kavner, (2013), High pressure and temperature equation of state of cobalt oxide: Implications for redox relations in Earth’s mantle, Am. Mineral., 98, pp. 993-999. Download one-pager


S. Reza Mohammadi, Miao Xie, Andrew T. Lech, Christopher L. Turner, Abby Kavner, Sarah H. Tolbert, and Richard 

B. Kaner (2012) Toward inexpensive superhard materials: Tungsten Tetraboride-Based Solid Solution, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 134, 20660−20668.  10.1021/ja308219r Download one-pager

  1. A.Kavner, M. Weinberger, A. Shahar, R. W. Cumberland, J. B. Levine, R. B. Kaner, and S. H. Tolbert, (2012) Lattice strain of osmium diboride under high pressure and nonhydrostatic stress, J. Appl. Phys. 112 013526 One-pager

M. Xie, R. Mohammadi, Z. Mao, M. M. Armentrout*, A. Kavner, R. B. Kaner, and S. H. Tolbert, (2012) Exploring the high-pressure behavior of superhard tungsten tetraboride, Phys. Rev. B, 85 064118 1-8. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.85.064118. one-pager


Zhu Mao, Matt Armentrout, Emma Rainey, Craig E. Manning, Przemyslaw Dera, Vitali B. Prakapenka, and A. Kavner, (2011) Dolomite III: A new candidate lower mantle carbonate, Geophys. Res. Lett. 38, Download one-pager.

A. Kavner, M. M. Armentrout, E. S. G. Rainey*, M. Xie*, B.E. Weaver*, S. H. Tolbert, and R. B. Kaner, (2011) Thermoelastic properties of ReB2 at high pressures and temperatures and comparison with Pt, Os, and Re. J. Appl. Phys, 110, 093518. one-pager

M. Armentrout and A. Kavner, High pressure, high temperature equation of state for Fe2SiO4 ringwoodite and implications for the Earth’s transition zone, Geophys. Res. Lett., VOL. 38, L08309, doi:10.1029/2011GL046949 one-pager

J. D. Hunt, A. Kavner, E. Schauble, D. Snyder, C. E. Manning, (2011) Speciation and polymerization of aqueous silica in H2O-KOH solutions at 25 °C, 1 bar, from Raman spectroscopy and ab initio calculations, Chem Geo, vol. 283, pp. 161-170.

J. Zhang, V. Prakapenka, A. Kubo, A. Kavner, H. W. Green and L. Dobrzhinetskaya, Diamond formation from amorphous carbon and graphite in presence of COH fluids: an in situ high pressure and temperature laser-heated diamond anvil cell experimental study, in Ultrahigh-Pressure Metamorphism, Edited by Dobrzhinetskaya et al., 2011 Elsevier isbn 978-0-12-385144-4.

Black, J. R., A. Kavner, and E. Schauble, Calculation of equilibrium stable isotope partition functions for aqueous zinc complexes and metallic zinc,  Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta vol 75(3) 1 February 2011, Pages 769-783 doi:10.1016/j.gca.2010.11.019 


Black, J. R., S. John, E.D. Young, and A. Kavner,  Effect of temperature and mass-transport on transition metal isotope fractionation during electroplating, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, vol 74 (18) pp. 5187-5201. 

M. M. Armentrout* and A. Kavner  Incompressibility of osmium metal at high pressures and temperatures, J. Appl. Phys. Vol. 107 (9) 093528 one-pager

  1. J.R. Black, E. D. Young, A. Kavner, Electrochemically Controlled Iron Isotope Fractionation, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 74, pp. 809-817.


A. Kavner, A. Shahar, J. Black, E.D. Young, Iron Isotope Electroplating: Diffusion-Limited Fractionation, Chemical Geology, vol. 267, pp. 131-138.

Black, J. R., Umeda, G., Dunn, B., McDonough, W. F. and A. Kavner, Electrochemical Isotope Effect and Lithium Isotope Separation, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., vol. 131, No.29 2009 pp. 9904-9905 DOI: 10.1021/ja903926x.

L. R. Benedetti, D. Farber, and A. Kavner, The great wedge:  Quantifying chromatic aberration in imaging spectroscopy systems and applications to temperature measurements in the laser-heated diamond anvil cell, J. Appl. Phys., 105, 023517, DOI:10.1063/1.3041632.

K. L. Havens and A. Kavner, High-pressure solid electrolyte redox experiments: Application to silver iodide, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2008.09.006


Kavner, A.,  Radial diffraction strength and elastic behavior of CaF2 in low- and high-pressure phases, Phys Rev. B, 77, 224102, ten pages.

Kavner, A., S. G. John, S. Sass and E. A. Boyle, Redox-driven stable isotope fractionation in transition metals:  Application to Zn electroplating. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, vol 72, pp. 1731-1741.

Kavner, A. and C. Nugent, Precise measurements of two-dimensional radial temperature gradients in the laser-heated diamond anvil cell and application to graphite thermal diffusivity anisotropy. Rev. Sci. Instrument, vol. 79, 024902; DOI:  10.1063/1.2841173 8pp.

Weinberger, M., S. Tolbert and A. Kavner, Osmium metal studied under high pressure and nonhydrostatic stress. Phys. Rev. Lett., 100 045506 4pp.

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