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The Clay Minerals Laboratory team recent papers:
Submitted, in press, 2014

Derkowski A., Środoń J., and McCarty D.K. Cation exchange capacity and water content of opal in sedimentary basins: example from the Monterey Formation, California. American Mineralogist in press.
Drits V.A. and Derkowski A. Kinetic behavior of partially dehydroxylated kaolinite. American Mineralogist in press.
Kuila U., McCarty D.K., Derkowski A., Fischer T.B., Topor T., and Prasad M. Nano-scale texture and porosity of organic matter and clay minerals in gas shales. Fuel, in press.
Lee S, Fischer T.B., Stokes R.M., Klingler R.J., Ilavsky J., McCarty D.K., Wigand M.O., Derkowski A., and Winans R.E. Dehydration effect on pore size, porosity, and fractal parameters of shale rocks: USAXS study. Energy and Fuels, in press.
Derkowski A., Szczerba M., Środoń J. and Banaś M. (2014) Radiogenic Ar retention in residual silica from acid-treated micas. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 128, 236-248.
Szczerba M., Kłapyta Z., Kalinichev A. (2014) Ethylene glycol intercalation in smectites. Molecular dynamics simulation studies. Applied Clay Science, in press.


Kuila U., McCarty D.K., Derkowski A., Fischer T.B., and Prasad M. (2013) Total porosity measurement in gas shales by the water immersion porosimetry (WIP) method. Fuel, 117, B, 1115-1129.
Derkowski A., Bristow T.F., Wampler J.M., Środoń J, Marynowski L., Elliott W.C., and Chamberlain C.P. (2013) Hydrothermal alteration of the Ediacaran Doushantuo Formation in the Yangtze Gorges area (South China). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 107, 279-298
Środoń J., Drygant D.M., Anczkiewicz A.A. and Banaś M. (2013) Thermal history of the Silurian in the Podolia segment of the SW margin of the East European Craton inferred from combined XRD, K-Ar, and AFT data. Clays and Clay Minerals 61, 107-132.
Anczkiewicz A., Środoń J. and Zattin M. (2013) Thermal history of the Podhale basin in the Internal Western Carpathians from the perspective of apatite fission track analyses. Geologica Carpathica 64, 151-161.
Williams L., Środoń J., Huff W., Clauer N., Hervig R. (2013) Light element distributions (N, B, Li) in Baltic Basin bentonites record organic sources. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 120, 582-599. 
Środoń J. (2013) Identification and Quantitative Analysis of Clay Minerals. Chapter 2.2 in Handbook of Clay Science, Developments in Clay Science 5, F. Bergaya and G. Lagaly, eds., Elsevier, pp. 25-50.
Deng Y., Liu L., Barrientos Velázquez A.L., Szczerba M., Dixon J.B. (2013) Interactions of Aflatoxin B1 with Smectites: Interlayer Accessibility, Bonding Mechanisms, and Size Matching, in: Aflatoxin Control: Safeguarding Animal Feed with Calcium Smectite, J.B. Dixon, A.L. Barrientos Velázquez, Y. Deng (eds). pp. 67. American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America, Madison, USA


Drits V.A., McCarty D.K., and Derkowski A. (2012) Mixed-layered structure formation during trans-vacant Al-rich illite dehydroxylation. American Mineralogist, 97, 1922-1938.
Derkowski A. and Bristow T.F. (2012) On the problems of total specific surface area and cation exchange capacity measurements in organics-rich sedimentary rocks. Clays and Clay Minerals, 60, 348-362.
Drits V.A., Derkowski A., and McCarty D.K. (2012) Kinetics of partial dehydroxylation in dioctahedral 2:1 layer clay minerals. American Mineralogist, 97, 930-950.
Derkowski A., Drits V.A., and McCarty D.K. (2012) Nature of rehydroxylation in dioctahedral 2:1 layer clay minerals. American Mineralogist, 97, 610-629.
Derkowski A., Drits V.A., and McCarty D.K. (2012) Rehydration in a dehydrated-dehydroxylated smectite in environment of low water vapor content. American Mineralogist, 97, 110-127.
Kuila U., Prasad M., Derkowski, A., and McCarty D.K. (2012) Compositional Controls on Mudrock Pore-Size Distribution: An Example from Niobrara Formation. SPE Conference Paper, 160141-MS, pp. 16.
Środoń J. and Kawiak T. (2012) Mineral compositional trends, petrophysical and well logging parameters, and the composition of pore water in clastic rocks from shallow burial (Miocene of the Carpathian Foredeep, SE Poland) revealed by QUANTA+BESTMIN analysis. Clays and Clay Minerals 60, 63-75.
Zeelmaekers E., Vandenberghe N., Środoń J., 2012. Presence of bentonite beds in the earliest Eocene Tienen Formation in Belgium as evidenced by clay mineralogical analyses. Proceedings of the Climate and Biota of the Early Paleogene Conference. Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, 105


Bristow T.F., Bonifacie M., Derkowski A., Eiler J.M. and Grotzinger J.P. (2011) A hydrothermal origin for isotopically anomalous cap dolostone cements from South China. Nature, June 2 2011, 747, 68-72.
Drits V.A., Derkowski A., and McCarty D.K. (2011) Kinetics of thermal transformation of partially dehydroxylated pyrophyllite. American Mineralogist, 96, 1054-1069.
Drits V.A., Derkowski A., and McCarty D.K. (2011) New insight into the structural transformation of partially dehydroxylated pyrophyllite. American Mineralogist, 96, 153-171.
Raiswell R., Reinhard C.T., Derkowski A., Owens, J., Bottrell S.H., Anbar A.D., Lyons T.W. (2011) Formation of syngenetic and early diagenetic iron minerals in the late Archean Mt. McRae Shale, Hamersley Basin, Australia: New insights on the patterns, controls and paleoenvironmental implications of authigenic mineral formation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75, 1072-1087.
Zorski T., Ossowski A., Środoń J. and Kawiak T. (2011) Evaluation of mineral composition and petrophysical parameters by the integration of core analysis data and wireline well log data: the Carpathian Foredeep case study. Clay Minerals 46, 1-21. 
Środoń J., Paszkowski M. , 2011. Role of clays in diagenetic history of boron and nitrogen in the Carboniferous of Donbas (Ukraine). Clay Minerals, 46: 561-582.
Deng Y., Szczerba M. (2011) Computational evaluation of bonding between aflatoxin B1 and smectite, Applied Clay Science, 54, 26-33.
Skiba M., Szczerba M., Skiba S., Bish D.L., Grybos M. (2011) The Nature Of Interlayering In Clays From A Podzol (Spodosol) From The Tatra Mountains, Poland, Geoderma, 160, 425-433.


Derkowski A. and McCarty D.K. (2010) ChemRock-BestRock: Advanced Tools for Formation Evaluation. bLog Formation Evaluation Network Newsletter - Chevron ETC, 1(4), 5-8, feature article.
Drits V.A., Ivanovskaya T.A., Sakharov B.A., Zvyagina B.B., Derkowski A., Gor'kova N.V., Pokrovskaya E.V., Savichev A.T., and Zaitseva T.S. (2010) Nature of the Structural and Crystal-Chemical Heterogeneity of the Mg-Rich Glauconite (Riphean, Anabar Uplift). Lithology and Mineral Resources, 45(6), 555-576.
Szczerba M.S., Środoń J., Skiba M., Derkowski A. (2010) One-dimensional structure of exfoliated polymer-layered silicate nanocomposites: A polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) case study.  Applied Clay Science, 47(3-4), 235-241.
Środoń J. (2010) Evolution of mixed-layer clay minerals in prograde alteration systems. Pp. 139-173 In: "Interstratified Clay Minerals: Origin, Characterization and Geochemical Significance" (S. Fiore, J. Cuadros & F.J. Huertas Eds.), Digilabs, Bari, Italy.
Środoń J. (2010) Evolution of boron and nitrogen content during illitization of bentonites. Clays & Clay Minerals 58, 743-756.
Szczerba M., Rospondek M. (2010) Controls of distributions of methylphenanthrenes in sedimentary rock extracts: insights from molecular modelling and critical evaluation of existing geological data, Organic Geochemistry, 41, 1297-1311.
Szczerba M., Środoń J., Skiba M., Derkowski A. (2010) One dimensional structure of exfoliated polymer-layered silicate nanocomposites: a polivynylpyrrolidone (PVP) case study, Applied Clay Science, 47, 235-241.


Derkowski A., Środoń J., Franus W., Uhlik P., Banaś M., Zieliński G., Čaplovičová M., Franus M. (2009) Partial dissolution of glauconitic samples: implications for the methodology of K-Ar and Rb-Sr dating. Clays and Clay Minerals, 57, 531-554.
Bristow T.F., Kennedy M., Derkowski A., Droser M., Jiang G., Creaser R. (2009) Paleoenvironments of the earliest animal fossils. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 106(32):13190-5.
Środoń J., Zeelmaekers E., Derkowski A. (2009) The charge of component layers of illite-smectite in bentonites and the nature of end-member illite. Clays and Clay Minerals, 57, 650-672.
Środoń J., Clauer N., Huff W., Dudek T. and Banaś M. (2009) K-Ar dating of Ordovician bentonites from the Baltic Basin and the Baltic Shield: implications for the role of temperature and time in the illitization of smectite. Clay Minerals 44, 361-387.
Somelar P., Kirsimäe K. and Środoń J. (2009) Mixed-layer illite-smectite in the Kinnekulle bentonite, northern Baltic Basin. Clay Minerals 44, 455-468.
Środoń J. (2009) Quantification of illite and smectite and their layer charges in sandstones and shales from shallow burial depth. Clay Minerals 44, 421-434.
Szczerba M., Sawłowicz Z. (2009) Origin of cerussite in the Upper Silesian Zn-Pb deposits, Poland, Mineralogia, 40, 54-64.
Szczerba M., Środoń J. (2009) Extraction of diagenetic and detrital ages and of 40Kdetrital/40Kdiagenetic ratio from K-Ar ages of clay fractions, Clays and Clay Minerals, 57, 46-56.