Joseph R. Smyth Publications

               Revision Date November 7, 2019


               Crystal Structures and Cation Sites of the Rock-Forming Minerals. Allen and Unwin, Boston, 358 pp. Free edition.


Journal Articles and Refereed Reports


Liu, D., Y. Pang, Y. Ye, Z. Jin, J.R. Smyth, Y. Yang, Z. Zhang, Z. Wang (2019) In-situ high temperature vibrational spectra for synthetic and natural clinohumite: Implications for dense hydrous magnesium silicates in subduction zones. American Mineralogist 104, 53-63.

Caporuscio, F.A., R. Oberti, and J.R. Smyth (2019) The role of the X-site in controlling REE incorporation in mantle eclogitic garnets. European Journal of Mineralogy 31, 453-463. reprint

Yang, Y., W. Liu, Z. Qi, Z.P.Wang, J.R. Smyth, and Q. Xia (2019) Re-configuration and interaction of hydrogen sites in olivine at high temperature and high pessure. American Mineralogist 104, 878-889. 

Liu, D., S. Wang, J.R. Smyth, J. Zhang, X. Wang, X. Zhu, and  Y. Ye (2019) In situ infrared spectra for hydrous forsterite up to 1243K: Hydration effects on thermodynamic properties. Minerals 9, 512-532.

Ye, Y., L. Li, J.R. Smyth, Z. Wang, D. Liu, X. Wang, and C. Wang (2019) High-temperture X-ray diffraction, Raman and IR spectroscopy on serandite. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 46: 705-715. reprint

Zhang, L. and J.R. Smyth (2019) Fe2+ substitution in coexisting wadsleyite and clinopyroxene under hydrous conditions: Implications for the 520-km discontinuity. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals (in press).

Zhang, L., J.R. Smyth, T. Kawazoe, S.D. Jacobsen, J. Niu, X. He, and S. Qin (2019) Stability, composition, and crystal structure of Fe-bearing phase E in the transition zone. American Mineralogist (in press).

Mans, W., J.S. Zhang, M. Hao, J.R. Smyth, D. Zhang, G.J. Finkelstein, and P. Dera (2019) Hydrogen effect on the sound velocities of upper mantle omphacite. Minerals 9, (in press). 



Wang, X., Y. Ye, X. Wu, J. R. Smyth, Y. Yang, Z. Zhang, Z. Wang (2018) High-temperature Raman and FTIR study of aragonite-group carbonates: implication for carbon in Earth's interior. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals:

Zhang, L., J.R. Smyth, S. Qin, T. Kawazoe, and S.D. Jacobsen (2018) Transition metals in the transition zone: Partitioning of Ni, Co, and Zn between olivine, wadsleyite, ringwoodite, and clinoenstatite. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology: 173-52. reprint 



Raschke, M.B., E.J.D. Anderson, J. VanFosson, J. Allaz, J.R. Smyth, R. Škoda, P.M. Persson, and R. Becker (2017) Thalénite-(Y) from the Golden Horn Batholith, Washington state, USA, and comparative study with occurrences in Colorado, USA.  Mineralogical Magazine DOI:10.11809/minmag.2017.081.044. reprint



Zhang, L., Smyth, J.R., T. Kawazoe, S.D. Jacobsen (2016) Transition Metals in the Transition Zone. Bayerisches Geoinstitut Annual Report. 71-73.

Kawazoe, T., A. Chaudhari, J.R. Smyth, C.A. McCammon (2016) Coupled substitution of Fe3+ and H+ for Si in wadsleyite. Bayerisches Geoinstitut Annual Report. 73-74.

Kawazoe, T., A. Chaudhari, J.R. Smyth, C.A. McCammon (2016) Coupled substitution of Fe3+ and H+ for Si in wadsleyite: A study by polarized infrared and Mössbauer spectroscopies and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. American Mineralogist 101, 1236-1241.

Zhang, L., Smyth, J.R., T. Kawazoe, S.D. Jacobsen (2016) Transition metals in the transition zone: Minor element substitution and ordering in wadsleyite.  American Mineralogist 101, 2322-2330.



Raschke, M.B., E.J.D. Anderson, J. Allaz, J.R. Smyth, H. Friis, R. Becker, and R. Tschernick (2015) Crystal chemistry of brannockite: heterovalent substitution and end-member relationships in the milarite group. European Journal of Mineralogy, DOI: 10.1127/ejm/2015/0027-2477. reprint

Ye, Y., S.D. Jacobsen, Z. Mao, T.S. Duffy, S.M. Hirner, J.R. Smyth (2015) Crystal structure, thermal expansivity, and elasticity of OH-chondrodite: Trends among dense, hydrous magnesium silicates. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 169, 43. reprint

Chang, Y.-Y., S.D. Jacobsen, C. R. Bina, S.-M. Thomas, J.R. Smyth, D.J. Frost. T. Boffa-Ballaran, C.A. McCammon, E.H. Hauri, T. Inoue, Y. Meng, P. Dera (2015) Comparative compressibility of wadsleyite and ringwoodite: Effect of H2O on dK/dP and implications for detecting water in the transition zone. Journal of Geophysical Research. DOI 10.1002/2015JB012123.

Yang, Y., Z. Wang, J.R. Smyth, J. Liu, and Q. Xia (2015) Water effects on the anharmonic properties of forsterite. American Mineralogist 100, 2185-2190. reprint

Nestola, F., and J.R. Smyth (2015) Diamonds and water in the deep Earth: New perspectives.  International Geology Reviews .DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2015.1056758  reprint

Mrosko, M., M. Koch-Mueller, C.A. McCammon, D. Rhede, J. R. Smyth, and R. Wirth (2015) Water, iron, and redox environment effects on the wadsleyite - ringwoodite phase transition. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 170: 9, . reprint

Thomas, S.-M., S.D. Jacobsen, C.R. Bina, P. Reichert, M. Moser, E.H. Hauri, M. Koch-Mueller, J.R. Smyth, and G. Dollinger (2015) Quantification of water in hydrous ringwoodite. Frontiers in Earth Science 2: 38. DOI: 10.3389/feart.2014.00038.   



Hirner, S.M. (2014) Structure and hydration of the humite minerals. MsC Thesis, University of Colorado, Boulder (Supervised MSc Thesis)  reprint.

Smyth, J.R., N. Bolfan-Casanova, D. Avignant, M. El-Ghozzi, and S.M. Hirner (2014) Tetrahedral ferric iron in oxydized hydrous wadsleyite. American Mineralogist 99, 458-466. reprint


Panero, W. R., J. R. Smyth, J.S. Pigott, Z. Liu, and D.J. Frost (2013) Hydrous ringwoodite to 5K and 35 GPa: Multiple H bonding sites resolved with FTIR spectroscopy. American Mineralogst 98, 637-642. reprint

Ye, Y., J.R. Smyth, T. Katsura, S.D. Jacobsen, P. Dera, D.A. Brown, C. Goujon (2013) Crystal structure, equation of state, and Raman and IR spectroscopy of akimotoite (ilmenite-type MgSiO3). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 165, 563-574. reprint

Trots, D.M., A. Kurnusov, M.A.G.M. Manthilake, S.V. Ovsyannikov, L.G. Akselrud, T. Hansen, J.R. Smyth, and D.J. Frost (2013) The determination of hydrogen positions in superhydrous phase B. American Mineralogist 98, 1688-1692.  reprint

Manghnani, M.H., A. Hushur, J.R. Smyth, F. Nestola, P. Dera, M. Sekar, G. Amulele, and D.J. Frosy (2013) Compressibility and structural stability of two variably hydrated olivine samples (Fo97Fa3) to 34 GPa by X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. American Mineralogist 98, 1765-1769. reprint



Ye, Y., J.R. Smyth, S.D. Jacobsen, C. Goujon, D.J. Frost (2012) Effect of Fe on the crystal structure, thermal expansion, and Raman spectra of hydroxyl clinohumite. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology DOI: 10.1007/s00410-012-0823-8. reprint

Dye, M. D.and J. R. Smyth (2012) The genesis and crystal structure of krennerite, Au 3AgTe8. Canadian Mineralogist 50, 119-127.   reprint

Ye, Y., D.A. Brown, J. R. Smyth, Y.-Y. Chang, W.R. Panero, S.D. Jacobsen, J.P. Townsend, S.-M. Thomas, E.H. Hauri, P. Dera and D.J Frost (2012) Compressibility and thermal expansion of hydrous Fo100 ringwoodite with 2.5(3) wt% H2O. American Mineralogist 97, 573-582. reprint

Ye, Y., J.R. Smyth, and P. Boni (2012) Crystal struture and thermal expansion of aragonite-group carbonates, aragonite, strontianite, witherite, and cerussite. American Mineralogist 97, 707-712. reprint

Smyth, J.R., N. Miyajima, E. Hillebrand, G. Huss, D.C. Rubie and D.J. Frost (2012) Olivine-wadsleyite-pyroxene epitaxy: element and volatile distributions at the 410 km discontinuity. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 200, 85-91 . reprint


Mao, Z., J-F. Lin, S.D. Jacobsen, T.S. Duffy, Y.-Y. Chang, J. R. Smyth, D.J. Frost, E. Hauri, V. B. Prakapenka (2012) Sound velocity of hydrous ringwoodite to 16GPa and 673K. Earth and Planetary Science Lettters 332, 112-119. reprint






Ye, Y. J.R. Smyth and D.J. Frost (2011) Structural study of the coherent dehydration of wadsleyite. American Mineralogist 95, 1760-1767. reprint


Nestola F., A. Dal Negro, M.H. Manghnani, D. Novella, D. Pasqual, L. Secco, and J.R. Smyth (2011) New accurate elastic parameters for the forsterite-fayalite solid solution. American Mineralogist 95, 1742-1747.reprint


A. Hushur, D. Lonappan, Yu, Y., J.R. Smyth, M.H. Manghnani, P. Dera, D.J. Frost (2010) Equation of state of Phase D to 56 GPa.  Journal of Geophysical Research , 116, B06203, doi:10.1029/2010JB008087. reprint






Ye, Y., J.R. Smyth, A. Hushur, D. Lonappan, M.H. Manghnani, P. Dera, D.J. Frost (2010) Crystal structure of hydrous wadsleyite with 2.8% H2O and compressibility to 60 GPa. American Mineralogist 95, 1765-1772. reprint


Mao, Z., S.D. Jacobsen, F. Jiang, J.R. Smyth, C.M. Holl, D.J. Frost, and T.S. Duffy (2010) Velocity crossover between hydrous and anhydrous forsterite at high pressure. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 293, 250-258. reprint


Poe, B.T., C. Romano, F. Nestola, and J.R. Smyth (2010) Electrical conductivity anisotropy of hydrous olivine.  Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 181, 103-111. reprint


Smyth, J.R., Y. Ye, and D.J. Frost (2010) The crystal chemistry of wadsleyite hydration. Annual Report Bayerisches Geoinstitut 2009, 88-89.


Smyth, J.R. D.J.Frost, W.R. Panero, and J.F. Stebbins (2010) NMR studies of hydrous and anhydrous forsterite, wadsleyite, and ringwoodite. Annual Report Bayerisches Geoinstitut 2009, 89-90.






Ye, Y., R.A. Schwering, and J.R. Smyth (2009) Effects of hydration on thermal expansion of forsterite, wadsleyite, and ringwoodite at ambient pressure. American Mineralogist 94, 899-904. reprint


Hushur, A., M.H. Manghnani, J.R Smyth, F. Nestola, and D.J. Frost (2009) Crystal chemistry of hydrous forsterite and its vibrational properties up to 41 GPa. American Mineralogist 94, 751-760. reprint


Stebbins, J.F., W.R. Panero, J.R. Smyth, and D.J. Frost (2009) Forsterite, wadsleyite and ringwoodite: 29Si NMR constraints on structural disorder and effects of paramagnetic impurity ions. American Mineralogist 94, 626-629. reprint




Stebbins, J.F., W.R. Panero, J.R. Smyth and D.J. Frost (2009) Forsterite, hydrous and anhydrous wadsleyite and ringwoodite (Mg2SiO4): 29Si NMR results for chemical shift anisotropy, spin-lattice relaxation, and mechanism of hydration. American Mineralogist 94, 905-915. reprint




Nestola, F., J.R. Smyth, M. Parisatto, L. Secco, F. Princiavalle, M. Bruno, M. Prencipe, A. Dal Negro (2009) Effects of non-stoichiometry on the spinel structure at high pressure: implications for Earth's mantle mineralogy. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73, 489-492.  reprint






Sorensen, S.G., J.R. Smyth, A. Zikanova, J.B. Lee, R.D. Noble, and J.L. Falconer (2008) Adsorbate-induced expansion of MFI zeolite crystals. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 47, 9611-9616. reprint


Mao, Z., S.D. Jacobsen, F. Jiang, J.R. Smyth, C.M. Holl, and T.S. Duffy (2008) Elasticity of hydrous wadsleyite to 12 GPa: Implications for Earth?s transition zone. Geophysical Research Letters. DOI:10.1029/2008GL035618. reprint




Sanchez-Valle, C., S.V. Sinogeikin, J.R. Smyth, and J.D. Bass (2008) Sound velocities and elasticity of DHMS phase A to high pressure and implications for seismic velocities and anisotropy in subducting slabs. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 170, 229-239. reprint


Holl, C.M., J.R. Smyth, S.D. Jacobsen, and D.J. Frost (2008) Effect of water on the structure and compresisbility of wadsleyite b-(Mg2SiO4). American Mineralogist, 93, 598-607. reprint




Jacobsen, S.D., F. Jiang, Z. Mao, T.S. Duffy, J.R. Smyth, C.M. Holl, and D.J. Frost (2008) Effects of hydration on the elastic properties of olivine. Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L14303. reprint




Mao, Z., S.D. Jacobsen, F. Jiang, J.R. Smyth, C.M. Holl, and T.S. Duffy (2008) Single-crystal elasticity of wadsleyites, b-Mg2SiO4, containing 0.37-1.66 wt% water. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 268, 540-549. reprint






Smyth, J.R. , K. Mierdel, H. Keppler, F. Langenhorst, L. Dubrovinsky, and F. Nestola (2007) Crystal chemistry of hydration in aluminous orthopyroxene. American Mineralogist 92, 973-976. reprint




Mierdel, K., H. Keppler, J.R. Smyth and F. Langenhorst (2007) Hydration of aluminous orthopyroxene and the origin of the Earth's asthenosphere. Science , 315, 364-368. reprint






Smyth, J.R., and S.D. Jacobsen (2006) Nominally anhydrous minerals and Earth's deep water cycle. in Earth's Deep Water Cycle (S. van der Lee and S. D. Jacobsen, eds.) American Geophysical Union Monograph Series, 168, 1-11. reprint


Jacobsen, S.D., and J.R. Smyth (2006) Effect of water on the sound velocities of ringwoodite in the transition zone. in Earth's Deep Water Cycle (S. van der Lee and S. D. Jacobsen, eds.) American Geophysical Union Monograph Series, 168, 131-145. reprint


Smyth J.R. (2006) Hydrogen in high pressure silicate and oxide mineral structures. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry 62, 85-116. reprint


Smyth, J.R., D.J. Frost, F. Nestola, C.M. Holl and G. Bromiley (2006) Olivine hydration in the deep upper mantle: Effects of temperature and silica activity. Geophysical Research Letters 33, L15301. reprint


Kleppe, A. K., A.P. Jephcoat, and J. R. Smyth (2006) High-pressure Raman spectroscopic studies of hydrous wadsleyite II. American Mineralogist 91, 1102-1109. reprint


Langenhorst, F., J.R. Smyth, and H. Kroll (2006) On the nature of Guinier-Preston zones in meteoritic and lunar orthopyroxene. Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVII, 2104.


Sanchez-Valle, C., S.V. Sinogeikin, J.R. Smyth, and J.D. Bass (2006) Single-crystal elastic properties of dense hydrous magnesium silicate phase A. American Mineralogist 91, 961-964. reprint


Holl, C. M., J.R. Smyth, M.H. Manghnani, G.M. Amulele, M. Sekar, D.J. Frost, V.B. Prakapenka, and G. Shen (2006) Crystal structure and compression of an iron-bearing Phase A to 33 GPa. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, DOI:10.1007/s00269-006-0073-2. reprint


Kleppe, A. K.,  A. P. Jephcoat, and J. R. Smyth (2006) High pressure Raman spectroscopic study of Fo90 hydrous wadsleyite. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 32, 700-709. DOI 10.1007/s00269-005-0048-8. reprint






Manghnani, M. H., G. Amulele, J.R. Smyth, C.M. Holl, G. Shen, and V. Prakapenka (2005) Equation of state of hydrous Fo90 ringwoodite to 45 GPa by synchrotron powder diffraction. Mineralogical Magazine 69, 317-324. reprint


Keppler, H.,  and J.R. Smyth (2005) Optical and near infrared spectra of ringwoodite to 21.5 GPa. American Mineralogist 90, 1209-1214. reprint


Mosenfelder, J.L., H.P. Schertl, J. R. Smyth, and J.G. Liou (2005) Factors in the preservation of coesite. American Mineralogist 90, 779-789. reprint


Smyth, J.R., C.M. Holl, F. Langenhorst, H.M.S. Laustsen, G.R. Rossman, A. Kleppe, C.A. McCammon, T.Kawamoto, and P.A. van Aken (2005) Crystal chemistry of wadsleyite II and water in the Earth's interior. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 31, 691-705. reprint






Smyth, J.R., C.M. Holl, D.J. Frost, S.D. Jacobsen, (2004) High pressure crystal chemistry of hydrous ringwoodite and water in the Earth's interior. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2003.08.011. reprint.


Jacobsen, S.D., H. Spetzler, H.J. Reichmann, and J.R. Smyth (2004) Shear waves in the diamond anvil cell reveal pressure-induced instability in (Mg,Fe)O. Proceedings National Academy of Scieces. DOI/10.1073/pnas.0401564101. reprint


Jacobsen, S.D., J.R. Smyth, H. Spetzler, C.M. Holl and D.J. Frost (2004) Sound velocities and elastic constants of iron-bearing hydrous ringwoodite. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors. doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2003.07.019. reprint.


McCammon, C.A., D.J. Frost, J.R. Smyth, H.M.S. Laustsen, T. Kawamoto, N.L. Ross, and P.A. van Aken (2004) Oxidation state of iron in hydrous mantle phases: Implications for subduction and mantle oxygen fugacity. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2003.08.009 reprint.






Smyth, J.R.,  C.M. Holl, D.J. Frost, S.D. Jacobsen, F. Langenhorst, and C.A. McCammon (2003) Structural systematics of hydrous ringwoodite and water in the Earth's interior. American Mineralogist 88, 1402-1407. reprint.


Jacobsen, S.D.,  J.R. Smyth, and R.J. Swope (2003) Thermal expansion of six-coordinate silicon in thaumasite, Ca3Si(OH)6(CO3)SO4.12H2O. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 30, 321-329. reprint.






Kleppe, A.K., A.P. Jephcoat, and J.R. Smyth (2002) Raman spectroscopic study of hydrous gamma-(Mg2SiO4) to 56.5 GPa. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 29,473-476. reprint.


Kleppe, A.K.,  A.P. Jephcoat, J.R. Smyth, and D.J. Frost (2002) On protons, iron, and the high pressure behaviour of ringwoodite. Geophysical Research Letters 29, DOI:10.1029/2002GL015276. reprint.


Smyth J.R., and D.J. Frost (2002) The effect of water on the 410-km discontinuity: An experimental study. Geophysical Research Letters 2002GL014418. reprint.


Jacobsen, S.D., H.A. Spetzler, H.-J. Reichmann, J.R. Smyth, S.J. Mackwell, R.J. Angel, and W.A. Bassett (2002) Gigahertz ultrasonic interferometry at high P-T: New tools for obtaining a thermodynasmic equation of state (EoS). Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 14, 11525-11530. reprint


Jacobsen, S.D.,  H.-J. Reichmann, H.A. Spetzler, S.J. Mackwell, J.R. Smyth, R.J. Angel,and C.A. McCammon (2002) Structure and elasticity of single-crystal (Mg,Fe)O and a new method of generating shear waves for gigahertz ultrasonic interferometry. Journal of Geophysical Research 107, 2001JB000490. reprint




Jacobsen, S.D., H.A. Spetzler, H.-J. Reichmann, J.R. Smyth, S.J. Mackwell, R.J. Angel, and W.A. Bassett (2001) GHz-ultrasonic interferometry at high P-T: New tools for a thermodynasmic equation of state (EoS). Proceeding 18th Airapt Meeitng, Beijing. 189-192. reprint


Friedrich, A., Lager, G.A., Kunz, M., Chakoumakos, B.C., Smyth, J.R., and Schultz, A.J. (2001) Temperature-dependent single-crystal neutron diffraction study of natural chondrodite and clinohumites. American Mineralogist, 86, 981-989. This is a report of low temperature neutron crystal structure determinations to define the atomic psitions of protons in the humite minerals, chondroditre and clinohumite . reprint




Bassett, W.A.,  H.-J. Reichmann, R.J. Angel, H. Spetzler, and J.R. Smyth (2000) New diamond anvil cells for gigahertz ultrasonic interferometry and X-ray diffraction. American Mineralogist 85, 283-287. reprint


Holl, C.M., J.R. Smyth, H.M.S. Laustsen, S.D. Jacobsen, and R.T. Downs (2000) Compression of witherite to 8GPa and the crystal structure of BaCO3-II. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 27, 467-473. reprint


Jacobsen, S.D., J.R. Smyth, R.J. Swope and R.I. Sheldon (2000) Two proton positions in the very strong H-bond of serandite [NaMn2Si3O8OH]. American Mineralogist 85, 745-752. reprint


Smyth, J.R., S.D. Jacobsen, and R.M. Hazen (2000) Comparative crystal chemistry of the dense oxide minerals. Reviews in Mineralogy 41,157-186. reprint


Smyth, J.R.,  S.D. Jacobsen, and R.M. Hazen (2000) Comparative crystal chemistry of the orthosilicate minerals. Reviews in Mineralogy 41, 187-210. reprint


Smyth,J.R., S.D. Jacobsen, R.J. Swope, R.J. Angel, T. Arlt, K. Domanik, and J.R. Holloway (2000) Crystal structures and compressibilities of synthetic 2M1 and 3T phengite micas. European Journal of Mineralogy, 12, 955-963. reprint






Jacobsen,S.D., J.R. Smyth, R.J. Swope, and R.T. Downs (1998) Rigid body character of sulfate groups in celestine, barite and anglesite. Canadian Mineralogist 36, 1053-1060. reprint






Smyth, J.R., and T. Kawamoto (1997) Wadsleyite II: A new high pressure hydrous phase in the peridotite-H2O system. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 146, E9-E16. reprint


Smyth, J.R., T. Kawamoto, S.D. Jacobsen, R.J. Swope, R.L. Hervig, and J.R. Holloway, (1997) Crystal structure of monoclinic hydrous wadsleyite. American Mineralogist 82, 270-275. reprint


Smyth, J.R., D. Dyar, H.H. May, O.P. Bricker, and H.A. Acker (1997) Crystal structure refinement and Moessbauer spectroscopy on an ordered triclinic chlorite. Clays and Clay Minerals, 45, 544-550. reprint


Smyth, J.R., and T.J. Ahrens (1997) The crystal structure of calcite III. Geophysical Research Letters, 24, 1595-1598. reprint


Smith, B.B., W.R. Kwochka, R. Damrauer, R.J. Swope, and J.R. Smyth (1997) Synthesis of [6,6] metacyclophane via the Suzuki coupling. Journal of Organic Chemistry 62, 8589-8590. reprint






Yang, H., and J.R. Smyth (1996) Crystal structure of a P21/m ferromagnesian cumingtonite at 140K. American Mineralogist, 81, 363-368. reprint






Smyth, J.R., and T.C. McCormick (1995) Crystallographic data for minerals. in (T.J. Ahrens, ed.) Mineral Physics and Crystallography: A Handbook of Physical Constants, AGU Washington DC, 1-17. reprint


Swope,R.J., J.R. Smyth, and A.C. Larson (1995) H in rutile-type compounds: I. Single-crystal neutron and X-ray diffraction study of H in rutile. American Mineralogist 80, 448-453. reprint


Smyth, J.R. , R.J. Swope, A.J. Pawley (1995) H in rutile-type compounds: II. Crystal chemistry of Al substitution in H-bearing stishovite. American Mineralogist 80, 454-456. reprint






McCormick, T.C., J.R. Smyth and F. A. Caporuscio (1994) Chemical systematics of secondary phases in mantle eclogite. Proceedings Fifth International Kimberlite Conference. CPRM Brasilia. reprint


Smyth, J.R. (1994) A crystallographic model for hydrous wadsleyite: An ocean the Earth's interior? American Mineralogist 79, 1021-1025. reprint





Caporuscio, F.A., and J.R. Smyth (1993) Reply to comments by Taylor and Neal on Trace element crystal chemistry of mantle eclogites". Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 113, 285-288.





Sharp,Z.D. , E.J. Essene, and J.R. Smyth (1992) Ultra-high temperatures from oxygen isotope thermometry of a coesite-sanidine grospydite. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 112, 358-370. reprint


Bhagat,S.S., J.D. Bass and J.R. Smyth (1992) Single-crystal elastic properties of omphacite C2/c by Brillouin spectroscopy. Journal of Geophysical Research 97, 6843-6848. reprint






Smyth, J.R., G. R. Rossman and D.R. Bell (1991) Incorporation of hydroxyl in upper mantle clinopyroxenes, Nature 351, 732-735. reprint






Smyth, J.R., A.T. Spaid, and D.L. Bish (1990) Crystal structures of a natural and a Cs-exchanged clinoptilolite. American Mineralogist 75, 522-528. reprint


Rossman, G.R., and J.R. Smyth (1990) Hydroxyl contents of accessory minerals in mantle eclogites and related rocks. American Mineralogist 75, 775-780. reprint


Smyth, J.R., R. E. Madel , T.C. McCormick, J.L. Munoz, and G.R. Rossman (1990) Crystal structure refinement of a F-bearing spessartine garnet. American Mineralogist 75, 314-318. reprint


Caporuscio, F.A., and J.R. Smyth (1990) Trace element crystal chemistry of mantle eclogites. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 105, 550-561. reprint


Smyth, J.R., and R. J. Swope (1990) The origin of space group violations in a lunar orthopyroxene. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 17, 438-443. Reprint


Lay, T., T.J. Ahrens, P. Olsen, J.R. Smyth, and D. Loper (1990) Studies of the Earth's deep interior: Goals and trends. Physics Today, 43, 10: 44-52.


Smyth, J.R., F.A. Caporuscio, and T.C. McCormick (1990) Reply to comments by C.R. Neal and L.A. Taylor on Mantle eclogites: evidence of igneous fractionation in the mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 101, 120-124.





Smyth, J.R. (1989) Electrostatic characterization of oxygen sites in minerals. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 53, 1101-1110. reprint


O'Neill, B., J. D. Bass, J. R. Smyth, and M. T. Vaughan (1989) Elasticity of a grossular-almandite-pyrope garnet. Journal of Geophysical ResearchB94, 17819-17824. Reprint


Smyth, J.R. (1989) Rock and mineral physics. Geotimes 34, no. 2, 29-31.


Smyth, J.R. (1989) Review of International Tables for Crystallography Volume A, Second revised edition. American Mineralogist 74, 696.


Smyth, J.R. (1989) Review of Occurrence, Properties and Utilization of Natural Zeolites (D. Kallo and H.S.Sherry eds.). American Mineralogist 74, 696-697.


Smyth, J.R.,  F. A. Caporuscio, and T. C. McCormick (1989) Mantle Eclogites: evidence of igneous fractionation in the mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 93, 133-141. reprint






Smyth,J.R. , P. J. Vergamini, and A. J. Schultz (1988) Texture analysis in coarse-grained multi-phase rocks by neutron single-crystal diffraction. Proceedings International Conference on Textures of Materials, The Metallurgical Society, 801-810. reprint


Angel, R.J. R. M. Hazen, T. C. McCormick, C. T. Prewitt, and J. R. Smyth (1988) Comparative compressibility of end-member feldspars. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 15, 313-318. reprint


Smyth, J.R.,  and T. C. McCormick (1988) Earth science applications of ALCHEMI. Ultramicroscopy 26, 77-86. reprint


Smyth, J.R.  (1988) Physical and chemical properties of zeolite minerals occurring at the Yucca Mountain Site. Mifflin and Assoc. Las Vegas NV. 18pp.






Smyth, J.R. (1987) Mathematical Crystallography, by M. B. Boisen Jr. and G. V. Gibbs (review). Journal of Geological Education 35, 104.


Smyth, J.R., G. Artioli, J. V. Smith, and A. Kvick (1987) Crystal structure of coesite, a high-pressure form of SiO2, at 15 and 298 K from single-crystal neutron and X-ray diffraction data: test of bonding models. Journal of Physical Chemistry 91, 988-992. reprint


McCormick,T.C.,  J. R. Smyth and G. E. Lofgren (1987) Site occupancies of minor elements in synthetic olivines as determined by channeling-enhanced x-ray emission. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 14, 368-372. reprint 


Scambos, T.A.  J. R. Smyth, and T. C. McCormick (1987) Crystal structure refinement of a natural high sanidine of upper mantle origin. American Mineralogist 72, 973-978. reprint


McCormick, T.C., and J. R. Smyth (1987) Minor element distributions in rhombohedral minerals by electron channeling-enhanced x-ray emission: ilmenite and dolomite. American Mineralogist 72, 911-918. reprint


Smyth, J.R. (1987) Beta-Mg2SiO4: a potential host for water in the mantle? American Mineralogist 72, 1051-1055. reprint






Smyth, J.R. (1986) Crystal structure refinement of a lunar anorthite, An94. Proceedings Seventeenth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Journal of Geophysical Research91), E91-E97. reprint






Smyth, J.R., T. C. McCormick, and F. A. Caporuscio (1984) Petrology of suite of eclogite inclusions from the Bobbejaan kimberlite: I. Two unique corundum grospydites. In J. Kornprobst, (ed.) Kimberlites II: The Mantle and Crust-Mantle Relationships, Elsevier, 109-120.


Smyth, J.R. and F. A. Caporuscio (1984) Petrology of a suite of eclogite inclusions from the Bobbejaan kimberlite: II. Primary phase compositions and origin. In J. Kornprobst, (ed.) Kimberlites II: The Mantle and Crust-Mantle Relationships, Elsevier 121-132. reprint


Wohletz,K.H., and J. R. Smyth (1984) Origin of a sanidine-coesite grospydite. In J. Kornprobst, (ed.) Kimberlites II: The Mantle and Crust-Mantle Relationships, Elsevier, 33-42. reprint


Smyth, J.R.  (1984) Review of "International Tables for Crystallography Volume A". American Mineralogist 69, 816.






Haggerty, S.E.,  J.R. Smyth, A.J. Erlank, R. S. Rickard, and R. V. Danchin (1983) Lindsleyite and Mathiasite: Two new titanate minerals from the upper mantle. American Mineralogist 68, 494-505.


Gatehouse,B.M., I.E. Grey, and J.R. Smyth (1983) Structure refinement of lindsleyite. Acta Crystallographica C39, 421-422.






Smyth, J.R. (1982) Zeolite stability and radioactive waste isolation in volcanic rocks. Journal of Geology 90, 195-201. reprint


Smyth, J.R. and J. Tafto (1982) Major and minor element ordering in heated natural forsterite. Geophysical Research Letters 9, 1113-1116. reprint





Smyth, J.R.  (1981) MANTLE; a program to calculate a 30 kb norm assemblage. Computers and Geosciences 7, 27-34. reprint

Bish,D.L., F. A. Caporuscio, B. M. Crowe, J. D. Purson , J.R. Smyth and R. C. Warren (1981) Mineralogy and petrology of samples from drill hole USW-G1, Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Los Alamos Informal Report LA-8840-MS, 76 p.



Smyth, J.R., J. L. Thompson and K. Wolfsberg (1980) Microautoradiographic studies of the sorption of U and Am in rocks. Radioactive Waste Management: An International Journal 1, 1-12.

Smyth,J.R.  (1980) Cation vacancies and the crystal chemistry of breakdown reactions in kimberlitic omphacites. American Mineralogist 65, 1185-1191. reprint

Erdal,B.R.,  B. P. Bayhurst, B. M. Crowe, W. R. Daniels, D. C. Hoffman, F. O. Lawrence, J. R. Smyth, J. L. Thompson, and K. Wolfsberg (1980) Laboratory Studies of Radionuclide Transport in Geologic Media. Underground Disposal of Radioactive Wastes Vol. II, 367-382.



Ryan, R.R., J.R. Smyth, and B.I. Swanson (1979) Structural phase transformations in dicesium sodium ferricyanide. Acta Crystallographica B35, 264-265.



Smyth, J.R., R. Hueguenin, and T. R. McGetchin (1978) Composition of Martian primary lavas: convergence of model results. Lunar and Planetary Science IX, 1077-1079.

McGetchin, T.R.,  and J.R. Smyth (1978) The mantle of Mars: some possible geologic implications of its high density. Icarus 34, 512-536. reprint



Smyth,J.R., and C. J. Hatton (1977) A coesite-sanidine grospydite from the Roberts-Victor Kimberlite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters34, 284-290. reprint This is the first report and petrographic description of coesite in a metamorphic rock.

Smyth,J.R.  (1977) Quartz pseudomorphs after coesite. American Mineralogist 62, 1252-1257. reprint

Smyth, J.R.  and J. Ito (1977) The synthesis and crystal structure of a magnesium lithium scandium protopyroxene. American Mineralogist 62, 857-873. reprint

Robinson, P., M. Ross, G. L. Nord, Jr., J. R. Smyth, and H. W. Jaffe (1977) Exsolution lamellae in augite and pigeonite: Fossil indicators of lattice parameters at high temperatures and pressure. American Mineralogist 62, 857-873. reprint



Smyth J.R. (1975) The high temperature crystal chemistry of fayalite. American Mineralogist 60, 1092-1097. reprint

Smyth, J.R. (1975) Crystal structure refinement of an anomalous lunar anorthite. Lunar Science VI, 756-758.

Smyth, J.R. (1975) Intracrystalline cation order in a lunar crustal troctolite. Proceedings Sixth Lunar Science Conference, 821-832. reprint



Smyth J.R. (1974) Experimental study on the polymorphism of enstatite. American Mineralogist 59, 345-352. reprint

Smyth, J.R. (1974) Crystal chemistry of armalcolites from Apollo 17. Earth Planetary Science Letters 24, 262-270. reprint

SmythJ.R. (1974) High temperature crystal chemistry of clinohypersthene. American Mineralogist 59, 1069-1082.

Gooley, R.C., R. Brett, J. Warner, and J. R. Smyth (1974) A lunar rock of deep crustal origin: Sample 76535. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 38, 1329-1339. reprint

Smyth, J.R. (1974) Low orthopyroxene from a lunar deep crustal rock: A new pyroxene polymorph of space group P21ca. Geophysical Research Letters1, 27-29.



Smyth, J.R. (1973) An orthopyroxene structure up to 850ºC. American Mineralogist 58, 636-648. reprint

Smyth, J.R.  and R. M. Hazen (1973) The crystal structures of forsterite and hortonolite at several temperatures up to 900ºC. American Mineralogist 58, 588-593.reprint



Smyth, J.R. and C. W. Burnham (1972) The crystal structures of high and low clinohypersthene. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 14, 183-189. reprint

Smyth, J.R. (1972) A simple heating stage for single- crystal diffraction studies up to 1000?C. American Mineralogist 57, 1253-1256.



Smyth J.R. (1971) Protoenstatite: a crystal structure refinement at 1100ºC. Zeitschrift fuer Kristallographie 134, 262-274.



Smyth J.R. (1970) High Temperature Single-Crystal X-Ray Studies of Low Calcium Pyroxenes (Dissertation) University of Chicago.

Smyth J.R. (1970) High temperature single-crystal X-ray studies of natural orthopyroxenes. American Mineralogist 52, 312.



Smyth J.R. (1969) Orthopyroxene - high - low clinopyroxene inversions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 5, 406-407. reprint This is the first experimental observation of the displacive P21/c to C2/c transformation in pyroxene and of the reconstructive Pbca to C2/c transformation as well. I designed and built the heater system and the evacuation and encapsulation systems for the experiment.

J.R. Smyth and J.V. Smith (1969) Electrostatic energy for ion clustering in intermediate plagioclase feldspars. Mineralogical Magazine 37, 181-184. This was my first attempt to calculate Madelung potentials and use them for mineralogical applications.



P. B. Moore and J. R. Smyth (1968), Crystal chemistry of the basic manganese arsenates: III. The crystal structure of eveite, Mn2(OH)AsO4). American Mineralogist 53, 1941-1845. reprint This is Opus 1, my first paper. I did this study with Paul Moore. We measured intensities from Weissenberg films by visual estimation! How's that for a bit of history?