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  1. B. Gilbert, R. K. Ono, K. A. Ching and C. S. Kim. The effects of nanoparticle aggregation processes on aggregate structure and metal uptake., J. Colloid Sci. Technol. in press (2009).
  2. D. Spagnoli, B. Gilbert, G. A. Waychunas and J. F. Banfield. Prediction of the effects of size and morphology on the structure of water around hematite nanoparticles. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 73, 4023-4033 (2009). Editor’s Choice Science May 22nd 2009.
  3. B. Gilbert, C. Frandsen, E. Maxey and D. M. Sherman.  Soft x-ray spectroscopy studies of the electronic structure of hematite nanoparticles Physical Review B, 79, 035108 (2009).
  4. T. Xia, M. Kovochich, M. Liong, L. Madler, B. Gilbert, H. Shi, J. I. Yeh, J. I. Zink & A. E. Nel. Comparison of the mechanism of toxicity of zinc oxide and cerium oxide nanoparticles based on dissolution and oxidative stress properties. ACS Nano Letters 2, 2121-2134 (2008).
  5. Y. Politi, R. A. Metzler, M. Abrecht, B. Gilbert, F. Wilt, I. Sagi, L. Addadi, S. Weiner and P.U.P.A. Gilbert Mechanism of transformation of amorphous calcium carbonate into calcite in the sea urchin larval spicule. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci, 105, 17362 (2008).
  6. J. J. Erbs, B. Gilbert and R. L. Penn. Influence of size on reductive dissolution of six-line ferrihydrite Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 112, 12127-12133 (2008).
  7. J. Cervini-Silva, B. Gilbert, S. Fakra, S. Freidlich and J. F. Banfield. Decarboxylation and polymerization of catechol and formation of CeO2 due to coupled redox and dissolution reactions at the surface of cerium(III) phosphate Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta 72, 2454-2464 (2008).
  8. B. Gilbert Finite size effects on the real-space pair distribution function of nanoparticles Journal of Applied Crystallography 41, 554-562 (2008).
  9. C. Goodell, B. Gilbert, S. Weigand, H. Zhang and J. F. Banfield The kinetics of the water adsorption driven structural transformation of ZnS nanoparticles Journal of Physical Chemistry C 112, 4791-4796 (2008).
  10. J. W. Moreau, P. K. Weber, M. C. Martin, B. Gilbert, I. D. Hutcheon and J. F. Banfield Extracellular proteins limit the dispersal of biogenic nanoparticles Science 316, 1600-1603 (2007). LBNL#-62685
  11. B. Gilbert, G. Lu and C. S. Kim. Stable cluster formation in aqueous suspensions of iron oxyhydroxide nanoparticles. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 313, 152-159 (2007). LBNL#-60208
  12. B. Gilbert, C. S. Kim, C.-L. Dong, J. Guo, P. S. Nico and D. K. Shuh Oxygen K-edge emission and absorption spectroscopy of iron oxyhydroxide nanoparticles. X-ray Absorption Fine Structure-XAFS 13. Edited by B. Hedman and P. Pianetta, American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings, Volume 882, X-RAY ABSORPTION FINE STRUCTURE -XAFS13: 13th International Conference, Stanford, California (USA), 9-14 July 2006, p. 51-55 (2007). LBNL#-62225
  13. B. Chen, B. Gilbert, H. Zhang and J. F. Banfield. Mechanism of inhibition of nanoparticle growth and phase transformation by surface impurities. Physical Review Letters, 98, 106103 (2007). LBNL#-63060
  14. B. Gilbert, H. Zhang, B. Chen, M. Kunz, F. Huang, and J. F. Banfield. The compressibility of zinc sulfide nanoparticles Physical Review B, 74, 115405 (2006). LBNL#-59574
  15. Z. Lin, B. Gilbert, Q. Liu, F. Huang. A thermodynamically stable nanophase material. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 128, 6126-6131 (2006). LBNL#-60742
  16. B. Gilbert, F. Huang, Z. Lin, C. Goodell, H. Zhang, and J. F. Banfield Surface chemistry controls crystallinity of ZnS nanoparticles Nanoletters, 6, 605-610 (2006). LBNL#-59040
  17. H. Zhang, B. Chen, B. Gilbert, and J.F. Banfield. Kinetically controlled formation of a novel nanoparticulate ZnS with mixed cubic and hexagonal stacking J. Mater. Chem., 16, 249-254 (2006). LBNL#-63061
  18. B. Gilbert and J. F. Banfield. Molecular-scale processes involving nanoparticulate minerals in biogeochemical systems Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 59, 109-155 (2005). LBNL#-59021
  19. Gelsomina De Stasio, et al. Are gadolinium contrast agents suitable for gadolinium neutron capture therapy? Neurological Research, 27, 387-398 (2005).
  20. B. Gilbert, F. Huang, H. Zhang, G. A. Waychunas and J.F. Banfield. Nanoparticles: Strained and Stiff. Science, 305, 651-654 (2004).
  21. B. Gilbert, F. Huang, H. Zhang, Y. Ren, D. Haskel, J. C. Lang, G. Srajer, Astrid Jürgenssen, Glenn Waychunas and J. F. Banfield.  Analysis and simulation of a nanoparticle structures observed in a surface-driven transition. Journal of Chemical Physics, 120, 11785 (2004).
  22. F. Huang, B. Gilbert, H. Zhang and J. F Banfield. Reversible, surface-controlled structure transformation in nanoparticles induced by aggregation-disaggregation. Physical Review Letters, 92, 155501, 2004.
  23. H. Zhang, F. Huang, B. Gilbert, and J. F. Banfield. Molecular dynamics simulations, thermodynamic analysis and experimental study of phase stability of zinc sulfide nanoparticles. Journal of Physical Chemistry B,107, 13051 -13060, 2003.
  24. B. Gilbert, H. Zhang, F. Huang, M. P. Finnegan, G. A. Waychunas, and J. F. Banfield. Special phase transformation and crystal growth pathways observed in nanoparticles Geochemical Transactions, 4, 20-27, 2003.
  25. Hengzhong Zhang*, Benjamin Gilbert*, Feng Huang, Jillian F. Banfield.  * these authors contributed equally. Water-driven transformation of nanoparticle structure at room temperature. Nature, 424, 1025-1029, 2003.
  26. B. H. Frazer, B. Gilbert, B. R. Sonderegger and G. De Stasio. The probing depth of total electron yield in the sub keV range: TEY-XAS and X-PEEM. Surface Science, 537, 161-167, 2003.
  27. G. De Stasio, B. H. Frazer, B. Gilbert, K. L. Richter and J. W. Valley. Compensation of charging in X-PEEM: a successful test on mineral inclusions in 4.4 Ga old zircon. Ultramicroscopy, 98, 57-62 , 2003.
  28. B. Gilbert, B.H. Frazer, A. Belz, P. Conrad, K. Nealson, D. Haskel, J.C. Lang, G. Srajer and G. De Stasio. Multiple scattering calculations of bonding and X-ray absorption spectroscopy of manganese oxides. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 107, 2839-2847, 2003 .
  29. B. Gilbert, B. H. Frazer, F. Naab, J. Fournelled, J.W. Valley and G. De Stasio. X-ray absorption spectroscopy of silicates for in situ, sub-micrometer mineral identification. American Mineralogist, 88, 763–769, 2003.
  30. K. Masenelli-Varlota, M. Kasrai, G.M. Bancroft, G. De Stasio, B. Gilbert, E.S. Yamaguchi and P.R. Ryason. Spatial distribution of the chemical species generated under rubbing from ZDDP and dispersed potassium triborate. Tribology Letters 14, 157-166, 2003.
  31. B. Gilbert, B. H. Frazer, H. Zhang, F. Huang, J. F. Banfield, D. Haskel, J. C. Lang, G. Srajer and G. De Stasio. X-ray absorption spectroscopy of the cubic and hexagonal polytypes of zinc sulfide. Physical Review B 66, 245205, 2002.
  32. B.H. Frazer, B.R. Sonderegger, B. Gilbert, K.L. Richter, C. Salt, L. Wiese, D. Rajeshf, S.P. Howard, J.F. Fowler, M. P. Mehta and G. De Stasio. Mapping of Physiological and Trace elements with X-PEEM. Journal de Physique IV, in press.
  33. B.H. Frazer, B. Gilbert, and G. De Stasio. X-ray absorption microscopy of aqueous samples. Rev.Sci. Instrum. 73, 1373, 2002.
  34. G. De Stasio, P. Casalbore, R. Pallini, B. Gilbert, F. Sanita, M.T. Ciotti, G. Rosi, A. Festinesi, L.M. Larocca, A. Rinelli, D. Perret, D.W. Mogk, P. Perfetti, M.P. Mehta and D. Mercanti. Gadolinium in human glioblastoma cells for gadolinium neutron capture therapy. Cancer Research 61, 4272-4277, 2001.
  35. M. Labrenz, G.K. Druschel, T. Thomsen-Ebert, B. Gilbert, S.A. Welch, K.M. Kemner, G.A. Logan, R.E. Summons, G. De Stasio, P.L. Bond, B. Lai, S.D. Kelly, and J.F. Banfield. Sphalerite (ZnS) deposits forming in natural biofilms of sulfate-reducing bacteria. Science 290, 1744-1747 2000 .
  36. G. De Stasio, B. Gilbert, B.H. Frazer, K.H. Nealson, P.G. Conrad, V. Livi, M. Labrenz and J.F. Banfield. The multidisciplinarity of spectromicroscopy: from geomicrobiology to archaeology. J. Elec. Spec. Rel. Phenom. 114 997-1003, 2001.
  37. B.Gilbert, G. Margaritondo, S. Douglas, K.H. Nealson, R.F. Egerton, G. Rempfer and G. De Stasio. X-ray microspectroscopy of biominerals with photoconductive charge compensation. J. Elec. Spec. Rel. Phenom. 114 1005-1011, 2001.
  38. B. Gilbert, G. Margaritondo, D. Mercanti, P. Casalbore and G. De Stasio. Synchrotron spectromicroscopy in medicine and biology. J. Alloys and Compounds 328, 8-13 2001.
  39. B. Gilbert, L. Perfetti, R. Hansen, D. Mercanti, M. T. Ciotti, P. Casalbore, R. Andres, P. Perfetti, G. Margaritondo and Gelsomina De Stasio. UV/Ozone ashing for spatially resolved trace element analysis. Frontiers in Bioscience 5, 10-17, 2000.
  40. B.Gilbert, M. Neumann, S. Steen, D. Gabel, R. Andres, P. Perfetti, G. Margaritondo and Gelsomina De Stasio. Immunohistochemistry for the MEPHISTO X-PEEM. Proceedings of X-Ray Microscopy and Microanalysis XRM99, Berkeley, CA, August 2-6, 1999.
  41. B. Gilbert, R. Andres, P. Perfetti, G. Margaritondo, G. Rempfer and Gelsomina De Stasio. Charging Phenomena in PEEM imaging and spectroscopy. Ultramicroscopy 83, 129-139, 2000.
  42. G. De Stasio, B. Gilbert, T. Nelson, R. Hansen, J. Wallace, D. Mercanti, M. Capozi, P. A. Baudat, P. Perfetti, G. Margaritondo and B. P. Tonner. Transmission spectromicroscopy in the water window: a feasibility test with the MEPHISTO system. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 11-14, 2000.
  43. B. Gilbert, L. Perfetti, O. Fauchoux, J. Redondo, P.-A. Baudat, R. Andres, M. Neumann, S. Steen, D. Gabel, Delio Mercanti, M. Teresa Ciotti, P. Perfetti, G. Margaritondo, and Gelsomina De Stasio. The spectromicroscopy of boron in human glioblastomas following administration of BSH. Phys. Rev. E. 62, 1110-1118, 2000.
  44. J. N. Cutler, J. H. Sanders, P. J. John, G. De Stasio, B. Gilbert and K. Tan. Chemical characterization of antiwear films generated by tris-[p-(perfluoroalkylether)phenyl] phosphine using x-ray absorption spectroscopy. Wear 236, 165-178, 1999.
  45. G. W. Canning, M. L. Suominen Fuller, G. M. Bancroft, M. Kasrai, J.N. Cutler, G. De Stasio and B. Gilbert. Spectromicroscopy of tribological films from engine oil additives: Part I: Films from ZDDP's. Tribology Letters 6, 159-169, 1999.
  46. D. N. McIlroy, Daqing Zhang, Robert M. Cohen, J. Wharton, Yongjun Geng, M. Grant Norton, Gelsomina De Stasio, B. Gilbert, Luca Perfetti, J. H. Streiff, B. Broocks and Jeanne L. McHale.
  47. Electronic and dynamic studies of boron carbide nanowires. Phys. Rev. B. 60, 4874-4879, 1999.
  48. G. De Stasio, L. Perfetti, B. Gilbert, O. Fauchoux, M. Capozi, P. Perfetti, G. Margaritondo and B. P. Tonner. The MEPHISTO spectromicroscope reaches 20 nm lateral resolution. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 70, 1740-1742, 1999.
  49. G. De Stasio, B. Gilbert, L. Perfetti, R. Hansen, D. Mercanti, M. T. Ciotti, R. Andres, V. E. White, P. Perfetti and G. Margaritondo.  Cell ashing for trace element analysis: a new approach based on UV/Ozone. Anal. Biochem. 266, 174-180, 1999.
  50. G. De Stasio, B. Gilbert, L. Perfetti, T. Nelson, M. Capozi, P. A. Baudat, F. Cerrina, P. Perfetti, B. P. Tonner and G. Margaritondo. Soft-X-ray transmission photoelectron spectromicroscopy with the MEPHISTO system. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 3106-3108, 1998.
  51. G. F. Lorusso, G. De Stasio, B. Gilbert, D. Perret, P. Perfetti, G. Margaritondo, P. Casalbore, M., T. Ciotti, L. Milazzo and D. Mercanti. High sensitivity quantitative analysis of cobalt uptake in rat cerebellar granule cells with and without excitatory amino acids. Neuroscience Letters 248, 9-12, 1998.
  52. B. Gilbert, J. Redondo, P-A. Baudat, G. F. Lorusso, R. Andres, E. G. Van Meir, M-F. Hamou, T. Suda, D. Mercanti, M. T. Ciotti, T. C. Droubay, B. P. Tonner, P. Perfetti, G. Margaritondo and
  53. G. De Stasio. Spectromicroscopy of boron for the optimization of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) for cancer., J. Phys. D. 31, 2642-2647, 1998.
  54. G. De Stasio, B. Gilbert, R. Andres, G. F. Lorusso, J. Redondo, E. G. Van Meir, J.-F. Brunet, T.
  55. C. Droubay, B. P. Tonner, D. Mercanti, M. T. Ciotti, T. Suda, P. Perfetti and G. Margaritondo. Synchrotron spectromicroscopy for microchemical analysis of boron in rat brain tumor treated with BSH. in "Advances in Neutron Capture Therapy", B. Larsson, J. Crawford And R. Weinreich Eds., Elsevier, Amsterdam, 321-325, 1997.

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Invited Presentations

  1. American Chemical Society Colloids and Interfaces.  The stability and structure of aqueous clusters of ferrihydrite nanoparticles, New York, June 12, 2009.
  2. Materials Research Society Spring Meeting.  The Crystal Chemistry of Ferrihydrite.  San Francisco, April 15, 2009.
  3. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. From Crystal Chemistry to Colloid Stability. San Francisco, December 15, 2008.
  4. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) 28th Annual Meeting. The geochemistry of ferric iron oxyhydroxide nanoparticles: A model for the fate and transport of nanomaterials in the environment, Milwaukee, November 11-15, 2007.
  5. California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI) 3rd Annual Frontiers in Nanosystems, Nanogeoscience: Material Science Lessons from Natural Nanoparticles, Kauai, March 19-21, 2007.
  6. American Chemical Society Fall Meeting, Interfacial interactions drive structure transformations in zinc sulfide nanoparticles, San Francisco, September 11-14, 2006.
  7. 19th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association, Nanoparticles in the Earth Sciences: Making the link between size dependent properties and reactivity (Keynote) Kobe, Japan, July 23-38, 2006.
  8. 88th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CSC 2005). Small-and wide-angle x-ray scattering studies of nanoparticles and their aggregates. Sakatoon, Canada, July 2005.
  9. American Geophysical Union (AGU) Spring Meeting, 2005 The colloid behavior of nanoparticles in aqueous environments. New Orleans, Liousianna, May 26 1, 2005.
  10. American Chemical Society meeting. Special growth and transformation pathways in nanoparticles. New Orleans, LA, March 27, 2003.

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Departmental Seminars and Colloquia

  1. Departmental Seminar, Earth & Planetary Sciences, UC-Berkeley.  Addressing the nanoparticle challenge to mineralogy and geochemistry.  Berkeley, CA, January 22, 2009.
  2. Geosciences Seminar, Virginia Tech., Progress in understanding the geochemical reactivity of ferric iron (oxyhydr)oxide nanoparticles. Blacksburg, VA, September 7, 2008.
  3. Chapman University Natural Sciences Seminar, Size effects on the geochemistry of ferric iron oxide and oxyhydroxide nanoparticles.  Orange, CA, December 4, 2006.
  4. R. W. Herb Material Physics Seminar. Nanoparticles as dynamic systems. UW-Madison, WI, February 1, 2005.
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Invited Presentations at Workshops and Synchrotron User's Meetings

  1. Synchrotron in the Environmental Sciences (SES-IV) Workshop.  Synchrotron Methods for Studying Nanostructure in Environmental Materials.  San Francisco, December 12, 2008.
  2. Workshop on Photon In-Photon Out Spectroscopy at the ALS User’s Meeting.  X-ray spectroscopy and aqueous photochemistry of iron oxide nanoparticles.  Berkeley, October 5, 2007.
  3. Workshop on the Bio-physicochemical Interactions of Nanomaterials.  Aspects of Nanoparticle Stability, Reactivity and Toxicity: Insights from the Environment.  UCLA, September 9-11, 2007.
  4. X-ray Absorption Fine Structure XAFS 13.  X-ray absorption and emission studies of environmental nanoparticles.  Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, July 9-14, 2006.
  5. Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) Short Course on Molecular Geomicrobiology  Molecular-scale processes involving nanoparticulate minerals in biogeochemical systems.  Berkeley, CA, December 4, 2005.
  6. Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory Workshop on Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering.  Nanoparticle clusters: An introduction to small-angle x-ray scattering.  Palo Alto, CA, Oct 19, 2005.
  7. User’s Meeting of the UW-SRC. Tutorial presentation. X-ray Spectromicroscopy of Biological Specimens: Principles and Opportunities. SRC, Madison, WI, October 26, 2000.
  8. NIRT Workshop in the Structure of Nanoparticles. X-ray scattering observations of structural modifications in zinc sulfide nanoparticles. Tempe, AZ, December 6-8, 2004.
  9. SSRL Users meeting. Small angle scattering from nanoparticles. Stanford, Palo Alto, CA, October 16, 2004.
  10. SSRL Users meeting. Investigations into the Surface Structure and Chemistry of ZnS Nanoparticles. Stanford, Palo Alto, CA, October 10, 2003.
  11. Synchrotron spectromicroscopy in Medicine and Biology. Polish Synchrotron Society’s 5th International School and Symposium on Synchrotron Radiation. Ustron-Jaszowiec, Poland. June 12-17, 2000.
  12. MEPHISTO Spectromicroscopy of Human Glioblastoma for Neutron Capture Therapy. International Workshop on Spectromicroscopy. SRC, Madison, WI, October 23-25, 1998.
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Contributed Presentations at International Conferences

  1. G.Lu& B. Gilbert. Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Diffusion and Sorption in Nanoparticle Aggregates. (Oral) Computational Methods in Water Resources, San Francisco, July 7, 2008.
  2. B. Gilbert. Surface and electronic structure effects on interfacial charge transfer at iron oxide nanoparticle surfaces. (Oral) Goldschmidt Conference, Cologne, August 23, 2007.
  3. B. Gilbert. Arrested aggregation: Nanocluster formation by iron oxyhydroxide nanoparticles. (Oral) ACS Colloids & Surfaces, Boulder, CO, June 18, 2006.
  4. B. Gilbert. The impact of aqueous colloid properties on the transport of metal oxide and sulfide nanoparticles. (Oral) Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) 26th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, November 16, 2005.
  5. B. Gilbert, F. Huang, H. Zhang and J.F. Banfield. Reversible, surface-controlled structure transformation in nanoparticles induced by aggregation state. (Oral) Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, April 14, 2004.
  6. B. Gilbert, F. Huang, H. Zhang and J.F. Banfield. Measurements of the Internal Strain and Structural Dynamics of ZnS nanoparticles. (Poster) Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, April 13, 2004.
  7. B. Gilbert, F. Huang, H. Zhang and J.F. Banfield. Surface modification of lattice dynamics in ZnS nanoparticles. (Oral) American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 8, 2003.
  8. B. Gilbert, G. De Stasio, R. Andres, M. Neuman and D. Gabel. The Chemical State of BSH following Administration to Patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme. (Oral) 9th International Symposium on Neutron Capture Therapy, Osaka, Japan, 206 October 2-6, 2000.
  9. B.Gilbert, G. Margaritondo, S. Douglas, K.H. Nealson, R.F. Egerton, G. Rempfer, G. De Stasio. X-ray microspectroscopy of biominerals with photoconductive charge compensation. (Poster) 8th International Conference of Electronic spectroscopy and Structure, ICESS 8, Berkeley, CA, August 8-12, 2000.
  10. B.Gilbert, M. Neumann, S. Steen, D. Gabel, R. Andres, P. Perfetti, G. Margaritondo and Gelsomina De Stasio. Immunohistochemistry for the MEPHISTO X-PEEM. (Poster) X-ray Microscopy and Microanalysis XRM99, Berkeley, CA, August 2-6, 1999.
  11. B.Gilbert, R. Andres, P. Perfetti, G. Margaritondo, and Gelsomina De Stasio. Movie Acquisition with MEPHISTO X-PEEM for Microchemical Analysis: First Successful Tests. (Poster) X-ray Microscopy and Microanalysis XRM99, Berkeley, CA, August 2-6, 1999.
  12. B.Gilbert, R. Andres, P. Perfetti, G. Margaritondo, and Gelsomina De Stasio. Elemental Mapping in Biological and Materials Science Specimens with Imaging Synchrotron Spectromicroscopy. (Oral) 2nd Int. SLS Workshop on Synchrotron Radiation, Brunnen, Switzerland, Oct. 26-30 1999.

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Symposium Organization at International Conferences

  1. C. S. Kim and B. Gilbert.  Nanoscale Size Effects on Geochemical Processes: Reactivity, Kinetics, and Pathways, 13th Annual V. M. Goldschmidt conference, Melbourne, Australia, August 28, 2006.
  2. B. Gilbert and J.F. Bargar.  The Structure and Reactivity of Nanoparticles in the Environment, American Chemical Society Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Sep. 13 & 14, 2006.
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