Lynda Williams

Research Professor, MY

  • 2128 Citations
  • 27 h-Index
1986 …2022
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Research Output 1986 2020

  • 2128 Citations
  • 27 h-Index
  • 60 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Patent
53 Citations (Scopus)

Abundant ammonia in primitive asteroids and the case for a possible exobiology

Pizzarello, S., Williams, L., Lehman, J., Holland, G. P. & Yarger, J., Mar 15 2011, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108, 11, p. 4303-4306 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exobiology
Meteoroids
Minor Planets
Ammonia
Prebiotics
38 Citations (Scopus)

Ammonia in the early solar system: An account from carbonaceous meteorites

Pizzarello, S. & Williams, L., Apr 20 2012, In : Astrophysical Journal. 749, 2, 161.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

carbonaceous meteorites
solar system
meteorite
ammonia
meteorites
20 Citations (Scopus)

Ammonium silicates associated with sedimentary exhalative ore deposits: A geochemical exploration tool

Williams, L., Zantop, H. & Reynolds, R. C., 1987, In : Journal of Geochemical Exploration. 27, 1-2, p. 125-141 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ore deposits
Silicates
Ammonium Compounds
ore deposit
ammonium

Ammonium silicates associated with sedimentary exhalative ore deposits: a geochemical exploration tool.

Williams, L. B., Zantop, H. & Reynolds, R. C., 1986, Proceedings of Symposium 5: Volcanism, Hydrothermal Systems and Related Mineralisation. International Volcanological Congress.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

ore deposit
ammonium
silicate
river basin
hanging wall
63 Citations (Scopus)

Ammonium substitution in illite during maturation of organic matter

Williams, L. & Ferrell, R. E., 1991, In : Clays and Clay Minerals. 39, 4, p. 400-408 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

illite
Ammonium Compounds
Biological materials
fixation
maturation
21 Citations (Scopus)

Antibacterial Activity of Aluminum in Clay from the Colombian Amazon

Londono, S. C., Hartnett, H. & Williams, L., Feb 21 2017, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 51, 4, p. 2401-2408 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aluminum
aluminum
antibiotics
Escherichia coli
Anti-Bacterial Agents
4 Citations (Scopus)

Antibacterial activity of reduced iron clay against pathogenic bacteria associated with wound infections

Caflisch, K. M., Schmidt-Malan, S. M., Mandrekar, J. N., Karau, M. J., Nicklas, J. P., Williams, L. & Patel, R., Nov 1 2018, In : International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 52, 5, p. 692-696 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wound Infection
Iron
Bacteria
Biofilms
Staphylococcus aureus
20 Citations (Scopus)

Application of boron isotopes to the understanding of fluid-rock interactions in a hydrothermally stimulated oil reservoir in the Alberta Basin, Canada

Williams, L., Wieser, M. E., Fennell, J., Hutcheon, I. & Hervig, R., 2001, In : Geofluids. 1, 3, p. 229-240 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

boron isotope
steam injection
fluid
oil
basin
30 Citations (Scopus)

Bentonite, bandaids and borborygmi

Williams, L., Haydel, S. & Ferrell, R. E., Apr 2009, In : Elements. 5, 2, p. 99-104 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bentonite
bentonite
traditional medicine
clay
Pathogens
8 Citations (Scopus)

Birth of biomolecules from the warm wet sheets of clays near spreading centers

Williams, L., Holloway, J. R., Canfield, B., Glein, C. R., Dick, J. M., Hartnett, H. & Shock, E., 2011, Earliest Life on Earth: Habitats, Environments and Methods of Detection. Springer Netherlands, p. 79-112 34 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

spreading center
illite
saponite
montmorillonite
clay
2 Citations (Scopus)
Nitrogen Isotopes
Boron
Geochemistry
nitrogen isotope
hydrothermal system
lithium
boron
source rock
hydrocarbon
oil
53 Citations (Scopus)
boron isotope
Radioactive tracers
Boron
Coal
Isotopes
27 Citations (Scopus)

Boron isotope composition of secondary smectite in suevites at the Ries crater, Germany: Boron fractionation in weathering and hydrothermal processes

Muttik, N., Kirsimäe, K., Newsom, H. E. & Williams, L., Oct 15 2011, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 310, 3-4, p. 244-251 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

boron isotopes
boron isotope
Boron
weathering
montmorillonite
129 Citations (Scopus)

Boron isotope geochemistry during diagenesis. Part I. Experimental determination of fractionation during illitization of smectite

Williams, L., Hervig, R., Holloway, J. R. & Hutcheon, I., 2001, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 65, 11, p. 1769-1782 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

boron isotope
illitization
Boron
Geochemistry
Fractionation
42 Citations (Scopus)

Boron isotope geochemistry during diagenesis. Part II. Applications to organic-rich sediments

Williams, L., Hervig, R. & Hutcheon, I., 2001, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 65, 11, p. 1783-1794 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

boron isotope
illitization
Boron
Geochemistry
Isotopes
92 Citations (Scopus)
Minerals
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Buruli Ulcer
Escherichia coli
Infection
53 Citations (Scopus)

Chemical and mineralogical characteristics of French green clays used for healing

Williams, L., Haydel, S., Giese, R. F. & Eberl, D. D., Aug 2008, In : Clays and Clay Minerals. 56, 4, p. 437-452 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

clay
antibacterial properties
Bacteria
antibiotics
clay minerals
4 Citations (Scopus)

CHEMOD: an automated chemical and modal analysis technique

Williams, L., Ferrell, R. E. & Carpenter, P. K., 1988, In : American Mineralogist. 73, 11-12, p. 1457-1464 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Modal analysis
chemical analysis
electron
optical method
crevasse
14 Citations (Scopus)

Crystal-size dependence of illite-smectite isotope equilibration with changing fluids

Williams, L. & Hervig, R., Oct 2006, In : Clays and Clay Minerals. 54, 5, p. 531-540 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

illite
smectite
Isotopes
crystals
isotopes
6 Citations (Scopus)

Deamination reaction mechanisms of protonated amines under hydrothermal conditions

Robinson, K. J., Gould, I., Fecteau, K. M., Hartnett, H., Williams, L. & Shock, E., Jan 1 2019, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 244, p. 113-128 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amines
Amino Acids
Reaction kinetics
Substitution reactions
Carbon
105 Citations (Scopus)

Determination of antioxidant components in rice bran oil extracted by microwave-assisted method

Zigoneanu, I. G., Williams, L., Xu, Z. & Sabliov, C. M., Jul 2008, In : Bioresource Technology. 99, 11, p. 4910-4918 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

rice bran oil
2-Propanol
Microwaves
Antioxidants
isopropyl alcohol
63 Citations (Scopus)

Diagenesis of ammonium during hydrocarbon maturation and migration, Wilcox Group, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Williams, L., Wilcoxon, B. R., Ferrell, R. E. & Sassen, R., 1992, In : Applied Geochemistry. 7, 2, p. 123-134 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hydrocarbons
Sandstone
Ammonium Compounds
diagenesis
maturation
7 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of iron-containing minerals on hydrothermal reactions of ketones

Yang, Z., Gould, I., Williams, L., Hartnett, H. & Shock, E., Feb 15 2018, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 223, p. 107-126 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ketone
Ketones
Minerals
Iron
iron
56 Citations (Scopus)
Emission spectroscopy
aluminosilicate
thermal emission
Clay minerals
mars
80 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of the medicinal use of clay minerals as antibacterial agents

Williams, L. & Haydel, S., Jul 2010, In : International Geology Review. 52, 7-8, p. 745-770 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

clay mineral
clay
evaluation
bacterium
skin
26 Citations (Scopus)

Exploring intra-crystalline B-isotope variations in mixed-layer illite-smectite

Williams, L. & Hervig, R., Nov 2002, In : American Mineralogist. 87, 11-12, p. 1564-1570 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

illite
montmorillonite
Isotopes
smectite
mixed layer
55 Citations (Scopus)

Fixed-ammonium in clays associated with crude oils

Williams, L., Ferrell, R. E., Chinn, E. W. & Sassen, R., Nov 1989, In : Applied Geochemistry. 4, 6, p. 605-616 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Petroleum
Ammonium Compounds
crude oil
Clay
ammonium
19 Citations (Scopus)

From first grade to first aid

Williams, L. & Hillier, S., 2014, In : Elements. 10, 3, p. 207-211 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kaolin
kaolin
aid
Health
Tissue
8 Citations (Scopus)

Genesis of nanometric illite crystals elucidated by light-element (hydrogen, lithium, boron and oxygen) isotope tracing, and K-Ar and Rb-Sr dating

Clauer, N., Williams, L. & Fallick, A. E., Sep 15 2014, In : Chemical Geology. 383, p. 26-50 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oxygen Isotopes
Boron
lithium
Lithium
boron
13 Citations (Scopus)

Geomimicry: Harnessing the antibacterial action of clays

Williams, L., Mar 1 2017, In : Clay Minerals. 52, 1, p. 1-24 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

clay
Pathogens
Clay minerals
antibiotics
Minerals
12 Citations (Scopus)

Hydrothermal photochemistry as a mechanistic tool in organic geochemistry: The chemistry of dibenzyl ketone

Yang, Z., Lorance, E. D., Bockisch, C., Williams, L., Hartnett, H., Shock, E. & Gould, I., Sep 5 2014, In : Journal of Organic Chemistry. 79, 17, p. 7861-7871 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geochemistry
Photochemical reactions
Ketones
Dehydration
Cyclization
4 Citations (Scopus)

Illitization decrypted by B and Li isotope geochemistry of nanometer-sized illite crystals from bentonite beds, East Slovak Basin

Clauer, N., Williams, L., Lemarchand, D., Florian, P. & Honty, M., Jan 1 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Chemical Geology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

illitization
Bentonite
Geochemistry
bentonite
Isotopes
19 Citations (Scopus)

Intracrystalline boron isotope partitioning in illite-smectite: Testing the geothermometer

Williams, L., Turner, A. & Hervig, R., Nov 2007, In : American Mineralogist. 92, 11-12, p. 1958-1965 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

boron isotopes
boron isotope
illite
Boron
montmorillonite
132 Citations (Scopus)

Isotopic and elemental partitioning of boron between hydrous fluid and silicate melt

Hervig, R., Moore, G. M., Williams, L., Peacock, S. M., Holloway, J. R. & Roggensack, K., 2002, In : American Mineralogist. 87, 5-6, p. 769-774 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Silicates
Boron
isotopic fractionation
silicate melt
Fractionation
39 Citations (Scopus)

Killer clays! Natural antibacterial clay minerals

Williams, L., Holland, M., Eberl, D. D., Brunet, T. & De Courrsou, L. B., Apr 2004, In : Mineralogical Society Bulletin. 139, p. 3-8 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clay minerals
clay mineral
clay
Anti-Infective Agents
medicine
13 Citations (Scopus)

Light element distributions (N, B, Li) in Baltic Basin bentonites record organic sources

Williams, L., Środoń, J., Huff, W. D., Clauer, N. & Hervig, R., Nov 1 2013, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 120, p. 582-599 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

illite
Bentonite
basin
Fluids
bentonite
90 Citations (Scopus)

Lithium and boron isotopes in illite-smectite: The importance of crystal size

Williams, L. & Hervig, R., Dec 15 2005, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 69, 24, p. 5705-5716 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

boron isotope
Boron
lithium
Lithium
Isotopes

Metastable equilibrium of substitution reactions among oxygen- and nitrogen-bearing organic compounds at hydrothermal conditions

Robinson, K. J., Fecteau, K. M., Gould, I. R., Hartnett, H. E., Williams, L. B. & Shock, E. L., Mar 1 2020, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 272, p. 93-104 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bearings (structural)
Organic compounds
Redox reactions
organic compound
substitution
2 Citations (Scopus)

Methods for in situ SIMS microanalysis of Boron and its isotopes in palagonite

Pauly, B. D., Williams, L., Hervig, R., Schiffman, P. & Zierenberg, R. A., Jun 1 2014, In : Clays and Clay Minerals. 62, 3, p. 224-234 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

palagonite
Boron
Secondary ion mass spectrometry
boron
thin section
34 Citations (Scopus)

Mineralization of organogenic ammonium in the Monterey Formation, Santa Maria and San Joaquin basins, California, USA

Compton, J. S., Williams, L. & Ferrell, R. E., 1992, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 56, 5, p. 1979-1991 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ammonium Compounds
illite
ammonium
Rocks
mineralization
98 Citations (Scopus)

Mineralogical constraints on the high-silica martian surface component observed by TES

Michalski, J. R., Kraft, M. D., Sharp, T., Williams, L. & Christensen, P., Mar 2005, In : Icarus. 174, 1, p. 161-177 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

thermal emission
clays
spectrometer
silica
clay mineral
22 Citations (Scopus)

Mineralogical variables that control the antibacterial effectiveness of a natural clay deposit

Morrison, K. D., Underwood, J. C., Metge, D. W., Eberl, D. D. & Williams, L., 2014, In : Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 36, 4, p. 613-631 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clay deposits
Clay
Antibiotics
Anti-Bacterial Agents
clay
1 Citation (Scopus)

NATURAL ANTIBACTERIAL CLAYS: HISTORICAL USES AND MODERN ADVANCES

Williams, L., Feb 15 2019, In : Clays and Clay Minerals. 67, 1, p. 7-24 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

clay
Pathogens
Bacteria
pathogen
bacterium
37 Citations (Scopus)

New evidence for the origin of quartz cements in hydrocarbon reservoirs revealed by oxygen isotope microanalyses

Williams, L., Hervig, R. & Bjørlykke, K., Jun 1997, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 61, 12, p. 2529-2538 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oxygen Isotopes
Quartz
hydrocarbon reservoir
Hydrocarbons
oxygen isotope
96 Citations (Scopus)

Nitrogen isotope geochemistry of organic matter and minerals during diagenesis and hydrocarbon migration

Williams, L., Ferrell, R. E., Hutcheon, I., Bakel, A. J., Walsh, M. M. & Krouse, H. R., 1995, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 59, 4, p. 765-779 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Organic minerals
Nitrogen Isotopes
hydrocarbon migration
Geochemistry
nitrogen isotope
23 Citations (Scopus)
ketone
Ketones
Functional groups
functional group
Alkanes
44 Citations (Scopus)

Organic molecules formed in a "primordial womb"

Williams, L., Canfield, B., Voglesonger, K. M. & Holloway, J. R., Nov 2005, In : Geology. 33, 11, p. 913-916 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

smectite
montmorillonite
organic compound
clay
illite
32 Citations (Scopus)

Oxygen isotope microanalyses of diagenetic quartz: possible low temperature occlusion of pores

Hervig, R., Williams, L., Kirkland, I. K. & Longstaffe, F. J., 1995, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 59, 12, p. 2537-2543 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oxygen Isotopes
Quartz
oxygen isotope
quartz
Temperature
4 Citations (Scopus)

Paleosols on the Ediacaran basalts of the East European Craton: A unique record of paleoweathering with minimum diagenetic overprint

Liivamägi, S., Šrodon, J., Bojanowski, M. J., Gerdes, A., Stanek, J. J., Williams, L. & Szczerba, M., Oct 1 2018, In : Precambrian Research. 316, p. 66-82 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kaolin
Ediacaran
paleosol
smectite
kaolinite