Below is a list of publications related to the nature of the
smectite to illite transition, which has been long recognized as
one of the most important geological reactions assoicated with
the burial and transformation of clay-rich sediments. The role
of nitrogen fixation and release during burial diagenesis and in
hydrothermal environments is of interest, particularly from the
standpoint of understanding long-term nitrogen cycling and
understanding nitrogen's role in hydrocarbon generation.
The basis for this research has mostly been from the study of
samples in the deep subsurface in the Gulf of Mexico and in
terrestrial hot springs in Kamchatka, Russia.
M., Robert, J-L. Schroeder, P. A.
and Prost, R. 2010
Far infrared study of the influence of the octahedral
sheet composition on the K+-layer
interactions in synthetic phlogopites. Clays and Clay
Minerals, v. 58(2) 263-271.
P.A., and Wiegel,
in sinters from two terrestrial hot springs in the
Uzon Caldera, Kamchatka, Russia. Geomicrobiology Journal. v.
Paul A. 2007
Role of smectite in siliceous
sinter formation and microbial texture preservation: Octopus
Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA. Clays and Clay Minerals,
v. 55(2): 189-199.
P.A. and Irby, R. 1998
Detailed X-ray diffraction characterization of illite-smectite from an Ordovician
K-bentonite, Walker County,
Georgia, USA. Clay
Minerals, v. 33, 671-674.
P.A., and McLain, A.A., 1998,
Illite-smectites and the
influence of burial diagenesis on the geochemical cycling
of nitrogen: Clay
Minerals, v. 33, 539-546.
P.A. and Ingall E. D. 1994
A method for the determination of nitrogen in clays, with
application to the burial diagenesis of shales.
Journal of Sedimentary
Research, v. A64, 694-697.
A chemical, XRD and 27Al NMR
investigation of Miocene Gulf Coast shales
with application to understanding illite/smectite crystal chemistry: Clays and Clay Minerals,
v. 41(6). 668-679
Far infrared study of the interlayer torsional-vibrational
mode of mixed-layer illite/smectite. Clays and Clay Minerals.
v. 40(1), 81-91.
Far infrared, X-ray powder diffraction and chemical
investigation of potassium micas, American Mineralogist.
v. 75, 983-991.
Berner, R. A., E. K.
Berner, P.A. Schroeder,
T. W. Lyons, 1990
Comment and Reply on "Sodium-calcium ion exchange in the
weathering of shales:
Implications for global weathering budget". Geology v. 18(2),
Ingall, E.D., P.A. Schroeder
and Robert A. Berner1990
The nature of organic phosphorus in marine sediments: New
insights from 31P NMR. Geochimica et CosmochimicaActa, v. 54, 2617-2620.