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Prof David Vaughan - publications

List of publications


  • Doudou S., Vaughan D.J., Livens F.R. and Burton N.A. Atomistic simulations of calcium uranyl (VI) carbonate adsorption on calcite and stepped calcite surfaces. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2012; 46: 7587-7594. eScholarID:185863
  • Brookshaw D. R., Pattrick R.A.D., Lloyd J.R. and Vaughan D.J. Microbial effects on mineral-radionuclide interactions and radionuclide solid-phase capture processes. Mineralogical Magazine. 2012; 76: 777-806. eScholarID:185866
  • D.J. Vaughan and Lloyd J.R. Mineral-organic-microbe interfacial chemistry. In: Knoll, Canfield and Konhauser, ed. Fundamentals of Geobiology. Oxford, Blackwell.2012: eScholarID:185868
  • 265. Zan R., Muryn C., Bangert U., Mattocks P., Wincott P., Vaughan D., Li X., Colombo L., Ruoff R., Hamilton B. and Novoselov K. Scanning tunnelling microscopy of suspended graphene. Nanoscale. 2012; eScholarID:185872


  • Alvarez R., Livens F.R., Lloyd J.R., Holt J., Boothman C., Wincott P., Handley- Sidhu S., Keith-Roach M. and Vaughan D.J. Geochemical and microbial controls of the decomposition of depleted uranium in the environment; experimental studies using soil microorganisms. Geomicrobiol. Journ. 2011; 28: 450-470. eScholarID:185891
  • Doudou S., Krishnamoorthy A., Vaughan D.J., Livens F.R. and Burton N.A. Investigation of ligand exchange reactions in aqueous uranyl carbonate complexes using computational approaches. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physic. 2011; 13: 11402-11401. eScholarID:185881
  • Corkhill C.L., Warren M.C. and Vaughan D.J. Investigation of the electronic and geometric structures of the (110) surfaces of arsenopyrite (FeAsS) and enargite (Cu3AsS4). Mineralogical Magazine. 2011; 75: 45-63. eScholarID:185889
  • Borgheresi M., Di Benedetto F., Caneschi A., Romanelli M and Vaughan D.J. Magnetic properties and cation ordering in two synthetic bornite samples, Cu5(Fe,Mn)S4. Periodico di Mineralogia. 2011; 80: 113-121. eScholarID:185898
  • Vaughan D.J. and Lloyd J.R. Mineral-organic microbe interactions: environmental impacts from molecular to macroscopic scales. Comptes Rendus Geoscience. 2011; 343: 140-159. eScholarID:185896
  • 262. Jones M., Butchins L.J., Charnock J.M., Pattrick R.A.D., Small J., Vaughan D.J., Wincott P, and Livens F.R. Reactions of radium and barium with the surfaces of carbonate minerals. Applied Geochemistry. 2011; 26: 1231-1238. eScholarID:185885
  • Zhang W-M., Sun X.S., Hao W., Su D-W. and Vaughan D.J. Synthesis of size tuneable cadmium sulphide nanoparticles from a single source precursor using ammonia as the solvent. Mater. Res. Bull. 2011; 46: 2266-2270. eScholarID:185897
  • Sundararajan M., Surendran R., Hillier I.H. and Vaughan D.J. The mechanism of the reduction of [AnO2]2+ (An = U, Np, Pu) in aqueous solution by Fe(II)containing proteins and mineral surfaces, probed by DFT calculations. Dalton Transactions. 2011; 62: 4100-4108. eScholarID:185876


  • Handley-Sidhu, S.,Keith -Roach, M., Lloyd, J.R. and Vaughan, D.J. A review of the environmental corrosion, fate and bioavailability of munitions grade depleted uranium. Sci. Total. Environment. 2010 November; 408: 5690-5700. eScholarID:111523 | DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.08.028
  • Bell A, Pattrick R, Vaughan D. Structural evolution of aqueous mercury sulphide precipitates: energy-dispersive X-ray diffraction studies. MINERALOGICAL MAGAZINE. 2010 February; 74(1): 85-96. eScholarID:103698 | DOI:10.1180/minmag.2010.074.1.85
  • Cutting R, Coker V, Telling N, Kimber R, Pearce C, Ellis B, Lawson R, Van der Laan G, Pattrick R, Vaughan D, Arenholz E, Lloyd J. Optimizing Cr(VI) and Tc(VII) Remediation through Nanoscale Biomineral Engineering. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. 2010 April; 44(7): 2577-2584. eScholarID:103694 | DOI:10.1021/es902119u
  • Hand V, Capes G, Vaughan D, Formenti P, Haywood J, Coe H. Evidence of internal mixing of African dust and biomass burning particles by individual particle analysis using electron beam techniques. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES. 2010 July; 115: eScholarID:103699 | DOI:10.1029/2009JD012938
  • Hery M, van Dongen B, Gill F, Mondal D, Vaughan D, Pancost R, Polya D, Lloyd J. Arsenic release and attenuation in low organic carbon aquifer sediments from West Bengal. GEOBIOLOGY. 2010 March; 8(2): 155-168. eScholarID:103695 | DOI:10.1111/j.1472-4669.2010.00233.x
  • Vaughan D. EVOLUTION AND EXTINCTION. ELEMENTS. 2010 February; 6(1): 3-3. eScholarID:103697
  • Vaughan D. SOMETHING IN THE AIR. ELEMENTS. 2010 August; 6(4): 203-203. eScholarID:103701
  • Wilkins M, Livens F, Vaughan D, Lloyd J, Beadle I, Small J. Fe(III) Reduction in the Subsurface at a Low-level Radioactive Waste Disposal Site. GEOMICROBIOLOGY JOURNAL. 2010; 27(3): 231-239. eScholarID:103696 | DOI:10.1080/01490450903456749


  • J R Craig, D J Vaughan and b J Skinner. Earth Resources and the Environment. 2009. eScholarID:103723
  • Brydie J, Wogelius R, Boult S, Merrifield C, Vaughan D. Model system studies of the influence of bacterial biofilm formation on mineral surface reactivity. BIOFOULING. 2009; 25(5): 463-472. eScholarID:103704 | DOI:10.1080/08927010902913351
  • Cutting R, Coker V, Fellowes J, Lloyd J, Vaughan D. Mineralogical and morphological constraints on the reduction of Fe(III) minerals by Geobacter sulfurreducens. GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA. 2009 July; 73(14): 4004-4022. eScholarID:103705 | DOI:10.1016/j.gca.2009.04.009
  • Handley-Sidhu S, Worsfold P, Livens F, Vaughan D, Lloyd J, Boothman C, Sajih M, Alvarez R, Keith-Roach M. Biogeochemical Controls on the Corrosion of Depleted Uranium Alloy in Subsurface Soils. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. 2009 August; 43(16): 6177-6182. eScholarID:103711 | DOI:10.1021/es901276e
  • Handley-Sidhu S, Worsfold P, Boothman C, Lloyd J, Alvarez R, Livens F, Vaughan D, Keith-Roach M. Corrosion and Fate of Depleted Uranium Penetrators under Progressively Anaerobic Conditions in Estuarine Sediment. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. 2009 January; 43(2): 350-355. eScholarID:103702 | DOI:10.1021/es8021842
  • Handley-Sidhu S, Bryan N, Worsfold P, Vaughan D, Livens F, Keith-Roach M. Corrosion and transport of depleted uranium in sand-rich environments. CHEMOSPHERE. 2009 November; 77(10): 1434-1439. eScholarID:103716 | DOI:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2009.08.053
  • Vaughan D. GEMS, RICHES, WEALTH AND FINANCE. ELEMENTS. 2009 June; 5(3): 139-139. eScholarID:103707
  • Vaughan D, Thompson A. Geochemistry and mineralogy of metalliferous minewastes: An issue in honor of John Jambor Preface. APPLIED GEOCHEMISTRY. 2009 December; 24(12): 2211-2211. eScholarID:103715 | DOI:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2009.09.005
  • Vaughan D. MAGNETISM AND MESMERISM. ELEMENTS. 2009 August; 5(4): 203-203. eScholarID:103712
  • Vaughan D, Alvarez R, Bryan N, Fomina M, Gadd G, Handley-Sidhu S, Keith-Roach M, Livens F, Lloyd J. Uranium stability in near-surface environments: Lessons from the study of depleted uranium munitions. GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA. 2009 June; 73(13): A1375-A1375. eScholarID:103708


  • Sun Z-X, Zheng T-T, Bo Q-B, Vaughan D.J. and Warren, M. Effects of alkali metal ions on the formation of mesoporous alumina. 2008; 18: 5941-5947. eScholarID:50305
  • Chardon E.S., Bosbach D., Bryan N.D., Lyon I.C., Marquardt C., Romer J., Schild D., Vaughan D.J., Wincott P.L., Wogelius R.A. and Livens F.R. Reactionsof the feldspar surface with metal ions: sorption of Pb(II), U(VI) and Np(V), and surface analytical studies of reaction with Pb(II) and U(VI). Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 2008; 72: 288-297. eScholarID:50386 | DOI:10.1016/j.gca.2007.10.026
  • Cances B, Juillot F, Morin G, Laperche V, Polya D, Vaughan D, Hazemann J, Proux O, Brown G, Calas G. Changes in arsenic speciation through a contaminated soil profile: A XAS based study. Science of the Total Environment. 2008 July; 397(1-3): 178-189. eScholarID:1f436 | DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.02.023
  • Corkhill, C L, P L Wincott, J R Lloyd, and D J Vaughan. Influence of Leptospirillum ferrooxidans on the breakdown of As-bearing sulphides in acid mine drainage systems. 8th Annual V M Goldschmidt Conference. Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd: 2008: A180-A180. eScholarID:2f74
  • Corkhill C, Wincott P, Lloyd J, Vaughan D. The oxidative dissolution of arsenopyrite (FeAsS) and enargite (Cu3AsS4) by Leptospirillum ferrooxidans. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta. 2008 December; 72(23): 5616-5633. eScholarID:1f404 | DOI:10.1016/j.gca.2008.09.008
  • Cutting R, Muryn C, Vaughan D, Thornton G. Substrate-termination and H2O-coverage dependent dissociation of H2O on Fe3O4(111). Surface Science. 2008 March; 602(6): 1155-1165. eScholarID:1f398 | DOI:10.1016/j.susc.2008.01.012
  • Hand V, Lloyd J, Vaughan D, Wilkins M, Boult S. Experimental Studies of the Influence of Grain Size, Oxygen Availability and Organic Carbon Availability on Bioclogging in Porous Media. Environmental Science & Technology. 2008 March; 42(5): 1485-1491. eScholarID:1f315 | DOI:10.1021/es072022s
  • Handley, K M, C Boothman, J M McBeth, J M Charnock, P L Wincott, D J Vaughan, D A Polya, and J R Lloyd. Impact of microbial Fe3+ and SO42- reduction on arsenic solid-phase cycling in Fe- and As-rich sediment. 8th Annual V M Goldschmidt Conference. Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd: 2008: A349-A349. eScholarID:2f66
  • Lloyd J, Pearce C, Coker V, Pattrick R, Van Der Laan G, Cutting R, Vaughan D, Paterson-Beedle M, Mikheenko I, Yong P, Macaskie L. Biomineralization: linking the fossil record to the production of high value functional materials. Geobiology. 2008 June; 6(3): 285-297. eScholarID:1f216 | DOI:10.1111/j.1472-4669.2008.00162.x
  • Vaughan, D J, R Alvarez, N Bryan, A Fomina, G M Gadd, S Handley-Sidhu, M J Keith-Roach, F R Livens, and J R Lloyd. Geochemical and microbial controls of the decomposition and dispersion of depleted Uranium in the environment: Experimental studies. 8th Annual V M Goldschmidt Conference. Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd: 2008: A978-A978. eScholarID:2f11


  • Corkhill C., Wincott P.L. and Vaughan D.J. Cleaved natural orpiment (As2S3) by XPS. Surf. Sci. Spectra. 2007; 13: 100-108. eScholarID:50491
  • Corkhill C., Wincott P.L. and Vaughan D.J. Cleaved natural realgar (AsS) by XPS. Surf. Sci. Spectra. 2007; 13: 109-116. eScholarID:50469
  • Silikas N., Wincott P. L., Vaughan D. J., Watts D. C. and Eliades G. Surface characterisation of precious alloys treated with thione metal primers. Dental Materials. 2007; 23: 665-673. eScholarID:50541 | DOI:10.1016/
  • Wendlandt R.F., Harrison W.J. and Vaughan D.J. Surface coatings on quartz grains in bentonites and their relevance to human health. 2007; 22: 2290-2306. eScholarID:50444
  • Lloyd J. R., Beveridge T. J., Morris K., Polya D. A. and Vaughan D. J. Techniques for studying microbial transformations of metals and radionuclides. In: C. J. Hurst, ed. Manual of Environmental Microbiology. Washington DC, ASM Press.2007: eScholarID:50525
  • Rowland H., Pederick R., Polya D. A., Pancost R. D., Van Dongen B., Gault A., Vaughan D.J., Bryant C., Anderson B. and Lloyd J. R. The control of organic matter on microbially mediated iron reduction and arsenic release in shallow alluvial aquifers, Cambodia. Geobiology. 2007; 5: 281-292. eScholarID:50506 | DOI:10.1111/j.1472-4669.2007.00100.x
  • Alvarez, R, F R Livens, J R Lloyd, and D J Vaughan. Depleted uranium in the environment: A biogeochemical study. 17th Annual V M Goldschmidt Conference. Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd: 2007: A18-A18. eScholarID:2f199
  • Bell A, Charnock J, Helz G, Lennie A, Livens F, Mosselmans J, Pattrick R, Vaughan D. Evidence for dissolved polymeric mercury(II)-sulfur complexes?. Chemical Geology. 2007 August; 243(1-2): 122-127. eScholarID:1f757 | DOI:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2007.05.013
  • Wilkins M, Wincott P, Vaughan D, Livens F, Lloyd J. Growth of Geobacter sulfurreducens on poorly crystalline Fe(III) oxyhydroxide coatings. Geomicrobiology Journal. 2007; 24(3-4): 199-204. eScholarID:1f537 | DOI:10.1080/01490450701457121
  • Wilkins M, Livens F, Vaughan D, Beadle I, Lloyd J. The influence of microbial redox cycling on radionuclide mobility in the subsurface at a low-level radioactive waste storage site. Geobiology. 2007 September; 5(3): 293-301. eScholarID:1f538 | DOI:10.1111/j.1472-4669.2007.00101.x


  • Hobson E. L., Wincott P., Vaughan D.J. and Pattrick R.A.D. An investigation of extreme silver enrichment at tennantite surfaces exposed to alkaline solutions: an XPS based study. Mineralogical Magazine. 2006; 70: 445-457. eScholarID:50558 | DOI:10.1180/0026461067040345
  • D. J. Vaughan. Arsenic. Elements. 2006; 2: 71-75. eScholarID:50684 | DOI:10.2113/gselements.2.2.71
  • Pearce C. I., Henderson C. M. B., Pattrick R. A. D., van der Laan G. and Vaughan D. J. Direct determination of cation site occupancies in natural ferrite spinels by L2,3 X-ray absorption spectroscopy and X-ray magnetic circular dichroism. American Mineralogist. 2006; 91: 880-893. eScholarID:50697 | DOI:10.2138/am.2006.2048
  • Boult S., Hand V. L. and Vaughan D. J. Microbial controls on metal mobility under the low nutrient fluxes found throughout the subsurface. 2006; 372: 299-305. eScholarID:50584
  • Cutting R. S., Muryn C. A., Thornton G. and Vaughan D. J. Molecular scale investigations of the reactivity of magnetite with formic acid, pyridine, and carbon tetrachloride. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 2006; 70: 3593-3612. eScholarID:50642 | DOI:10.1016/j.gca.2006.04.034
  • VAUGHAN DJ; RS CUTTING; CA MURYN; G THORNTON. Molecular scale investigations of the reactivity of magnetite with formic acid, pyridine, and carbon tetrachloride. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 2006 June; 70(14): 3593-3612. eScholarID:1a10118 | DOI:10.1016/j.gca.2006.04.034
  • Chardon E. S., Livens F. R. and Vaughan D. J. Reactions of feldspar surfaces with aqueous solutions. 2006; 78: 1-26. eScholarID:50629
  • D .J Vaughan. Sulfide Mineralogy and Geochemistry. Washington DC: Mineralogical Society of America:2006. eScholarID:50603
  • Wilkins M. J., Livens F. R., Vaughan D. J. and Lloyd J. R. The impact of Fe(III)-reducing bacteria on uranium mobility. Biogeochemistry. 2006; 78: 125-150. eScholarID:50662 | DOI:10.1007/s10533-005-3655-z


  • Di Benedetto F., Bernardini G. P., Costagliola P., Plant D. and Vaughan D. J. Compositional zoning in sphalerite crystals. 2005; 90: 1384-1392. eScholarID:50718
  • Wolfenden S., Charnock J.M., Hilton J., Livens F. R. and Vaughan D. J. Sulfide species as a sink for mercury in lake sediments. 2005; 39: 6644-6648. eScholarID:50736
  • VAUGHAN D; BRYDIE, J.R.; WOGELIUS, R.A..; MERRIFIELD, C.M.; .. The u2M project on quantifying the effects of biofilm growth on hydraulic properties of natural porous media and on sorption equilibria: an overview. In: Shaw, R.P, ed. Understanding the Micro to Macro behaviour of rock-fluid systems (Geological Society Special Publication 249). London: Geological Society.2005: 131-144. eScholarID:3a244


  • Asbjoernsson, J.; Kelsall, G. H.; Pattrick, R. A. D.; Vaughan, D. J.; Wincott, P. L.; Hope, G. A. Electrochemical and surface analytical studies of enargite in acid solution. Journal of the Electrochemical Society. 2004; 151: E250-E256. eScholarID:1a3448 | DOI:10.1149/1.1756892


  • VAUGHAN DJ; J DONALD RIMSTIDT. Pyrite oxidation: a state-of-the-art assessment of the reaction mechanism. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 2003 February; 67(5): 873-880. eScholarID:1a10119 | DOI:10.1016/S0016-7037(02)01165-1


  • VAUGHAN DJ; MORAG L FARQUHAR; JOHN M CHARNOCK; FRANCIS R LIVENS. Mechanisms of arsenic uptake from aqueous solution by interaction with goethite, lepidocrocite, mackinawite, and pyrite: An X-ray absorption spectroscopy study. Environmental Science and Technology. 2002 March; 36(8): 1757-1762. eScholarID:1a10120 | DOI:10.1021/es010216g


  • James R. Craig and David J. Vaughan. Ore Microscopy and Ore Petrography. New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc,.:1994. eScholarID:222927