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Sarah Burton

Interfacial Sciences & Simulation
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K8-98
Richland, WA 99352

PNNL Publications


  • Blake TA, CS Brauer, MRK Kelly-Gorham, SD Burton, M Bliss, TL Myers, TJ Johnson, and TE Tiwald. 2017. "Measurement of the infrared optical constants for spectral modeling: n and k values for (NH4)2SO4 via single-angle reflectance and ellipsometric methods." In Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XXIII, April 9, 2017, Anaheim, California. Proceedings of the SPIE, vol. 10198, ed. M Velez-Reyes and DW Messinger, p. Article No. 101980J.  SPIE, BELLINGHAM, WA.  doi:10.1117/12.2264501
  • Bowers GM, HT Schaef, JS Loring, DW Hoyt, SD Burton, ED Walter, and RJ Kirkpatrick. 2017. "Role of Cations in CO2 Adsorption, Dynamics, and Hydration in Smectite Clays Under in situ Supercritical CO2 Conditions." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121(1):577-592.  doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b11542
  • Kelly-Gorham MRK, BM De Vetter, CS Brauer, BD Cannon, SD Burton, M Bliss, TJ Johnson, and TL Myers. 2017. "Complex Refractive Index Measurements for BaF2 and CaF2 via Single-Angle Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy." Optical Materials 72:743-748.  doi:10.1016/j.optmat.2017.06.052
  • Olarte MV, AB Padmaperuma, J Ferrell, ED Christensen, RT Hallen, RB Lucke, SD Burton, TL Lemmon, MS Swita, G Fioroni, DC Elliott, and C Drennan. 2017. "Characterization of Upgraded Fast Pyrolysis Oak Oil Distillate Fractions from Sulfided and Non-Sulfided Catalytic Hydrotreating." Fuel 202:620-630.  doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2017.03.051
  • Schaef HT, N Loganathan, GM Bowers, RJ Kirkpatrick, AO Yazaydin, SD Burton, DW Hoyt, S Thanthiriwatte, DA Dixon, BP McGrail, KM Rosso, ES Ilton, and JS Loring. 2017. "Tipping Point for Expansion of Layered Aluminosilicates in Weakly Polar Solvents: Supercritical CO2." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (9):36783-36791.  doi:10.1021/acsami.7b10590


  • Agblevor F, DC Elliott, DM Santosa, MV Olarte, SD Burton, MS Swita, S Beis, K Christian, and B Sargent. 2016. "Red Mud Catalytic Pyrolysis of Pinyon Juniper and Single-Stage Hydotreatment of Oils." Energy and Fuels 30(10):7947-7958.  doi:10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b00925
  • Hopf J, SN Kerisit, F Angeli, TM Charpentier, JP Icenhower, BP McGrail, CF Windisch, SD Burton, and EM Pierce. 2016. "Glass-water interaction: Effect of high-valence cations on glass structure and chemical durability." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 181:54-71.  doi:10.1016/j.gca.2016.02.023
  • Olarte MV, AH Zacher, AB Padmaperuma, SD Burton, HM Job, TL Lemmon, MS Swita, LJ Rotness, Jr, GG Neuenschwander, JG Frye, and DC Elliott. 2016. "Stabilization of Softwood-Derived Pyrolysis Oils for Continuous Bio-oil Hydroprocessing." Topics in Catalysis 59(1):55-64.  doi:10.1007/s11244-015-0505-7
  • Prodinger S, MA Derewinski, A Vjunov, SD Burton, I Arslan, and JA Lercher. 2016. "Improving Stability of Zeolites in Aqueous Phase via Selective Removal of Structural Defects." Journal of the American Chemical Society 138(13):4408-4415.  doi:10.1021/jacs.5b12785


  • Cosimbescu L, X Wei, M Vijayakumar, W Xu, ML Helm, SD Burton, CM Sorensen, J Liu, VL Sprenkle, and W Wang. 2015. "Anion-Tunable Properties and Electrochemical Performance of Functionalized Ferrocene Compounds." Scientific Reports 5:14117.  doi:10.1038/srep14117
  • Vjunov A, JL Fulton, DM Camaioni, JZ Hu, SD Burton, I Arslan, and JA Lercher. 2015. "The impact of aqueous medium on zeolite framework integrity." Chemistry of Materials 27(9):3533-3545.  doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b01238
  • Xiang H, D Mei, P Yan, P Bhattacharya, SD Burton, AV Cresce, R Cao, MH Engelhard, ME Bowden, Z Zhu, B Polzin, CM Wang, K Xu, J Zhang, and W Xu. 2015. "The Role of Cesium Cation in Controlling Interphasial Chemistry on Graphite Anode in Propylene Carbonate-Rich Electrolytes." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7(37):20687-20695.  doi:10.1021/acsami.5b05552


  • Lu J, SD Burton, Y Xu, GW Buchko, and WJ Shaw. 2014. "The flexible structure of the K24S28 region of Leucine-Rich Amelogenin Protein (LRAP) bound to apatites as a function of surface type, calcium, mutation, and ionic strength." Frontiers in Physiology 5:254.  doi:10.3389/fphys.2014.00254
  • Bowers GM, DW Hoyt, SD Burton, BO Ferguson, T Varga, and RJ Kirkpatrick. 2014. "In Situ 13C and 23Na Magic Angle Spinning NMR Investigation of Supercritical CO2 Incorporation in Smectite-Natural Organic Matter Composites." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118(7):3564-3573.  doi:10.1021/jp410535d
  • Vijayakumar M, N Govind, ED Walter, SD Burton, AK Shukla, A Devaraj, J Xiao, J Liu, CM Wang, AM Karim, and S Thevuthasan. 2014. "Molecular Structure and Stability of Dissolved Lithium Polysulfide Species." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. PCCP 16(22):10923-10932.  doi:10.1039/c4cp00889H


  • Feng J, JZ Hu, SD Burton, and DW Hoyt. 2013. "High Resolution Magic Angle Spinning 1H-NMR Metabolic Profiling of Nanoliter Biological Tissues at High Magnetic Field ." Chinese Journal of Magnetic Resonance 30(1):1-11. 
  • Feng J, NG Isern, SD Burton, and JZ Hu. 2013. "Studies of Secondary Melanoma on C57BL/6J Mouse Liver Using 1H NMR Metabolomics." Metabolites 3:1011-1035.  doi:10.3390/metabo3041011
  • Han Y, G Hou, CL Suiter, J Ahn, IJL Byeon, AS Lipton, SD Burton, I Hung, PL Gorkov, Z Gan, WW Brey, DM Rice, AM Gronenborn, and TE Polenova. 2013. "Magic Angle Spinning NMR Reveals Sequence-Dependent Structural Plasticity, Dynamics, and the Spacer Peptide 1 Conformation in HIV-1 Capsid Protein Assemblies." Journal of the American Chemical Society 135(47):17793-17803.  doi:10.1021/ja406907h
  • Kwak JH, JH Lee, SD Burton, AS Lipton, CHF Peden, and J Szanyi. 2013. "A common intermediate for N2 formation in enzymes and zeolites: side-on Cu-nitrosyl complexes." Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52(38):9985-9989.  doi:10.1002/anie.201303498
  • Nasybulin EN, W Xu, MH Engelhard, Z Nie, SD Burton, L Cosimbescu, ME Gross, and J Zhang. 2013. "Effects of electrolyte salts on the performance of Li-O2 batteries." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117(6):2635-2645.  doi:10.1021/jp311114u
  • Pierce EM, SN Kerisit, EJ Krogstad, SD Burton, BN Bjornstad, VL Freedman, KJ Cantrell, MMV Snyder, JV Crum, and JH Westsik, Jr. 2013. Integrated Disposal Facility FY 2012 Glass Testing Summary Report PNNL-21812 Rev. 1, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 


  • Berhe AA, JW Harden, MS Torn, M Kleber, SD Burton, and J Harte. 2012. "Persistence of soil organic matter in eroding versus depositional landform positions." Journal of Geophysical Research. Biogeosciences 117(G2):Article No. G02019.  doi:10.1029/2011JG001790
  • Berhe AA, KB Suttle, SD Burton, and JF Banfield. 2012. "Contingency in the Direction and Mechanics of Soil Organic Matter Responses to Increased Rainfall." Plant and Soil 358(1-2):371-383.  doi:10.1007/s11104-012-1156-0
  • Davidson JD, RJ Wiacek, SD Burton, XS Li, GE Fryxell, RS Addleman, W Yantasee, T Sangvanich, and K Pattamakomsan. 2012. "Improved deposition and deprotection of silane tethered 3,4 hydroxypyridinone (HOPO) ligands on functionalized nanoporous silica." Inorganic Chemistry Communications 18:92-96.  doi:10.1016/j.inoche.2012.01.025
  • Kwak JH, DN Tran, SD Burton, J Szanyi, JH Lee, and CHF Peden. 2012. "Effects of Hydrothermal Aging on NH3-SCR reaction over Cu/zeolites." Journal of Catalysis 287(1):203-209.  doi:10.1016/j.jcat.2011.12.025
  • Peden CHF, JH Kwak, SD Burton, RG Tonkyn, DH Kim, JH Lee, HW Jen, G Cavattaio, Y Cheng, and C Lambert. 2012. "Possible Origin of Improved High Temperature Performance of Hydrothermally Aged Cu/Beta Zeolite Catalysts." Catalysis Today 184(1):245-251.  doi:10.1016/j.cattod.2011.11.008


  • Cusack DF, W Silver, MS Torn, SD Burton, and M Firestone. 2011. "Changes in microbial community characteristics and soil organic matter with nitrogen additions in two tropical forests." Ecology 92(3):621-632.  doi:10.1890/10-0459.1
  • Hoyt DW, RVF Turcu, JA Sears, Jr, KM Rosso, SD Burton, AR Felmy, and JZ Hu. 2011. "High-pressure Magic Angle Spinning Nuclear Magnetic Resonance ." Journal of Magnetic Resonance 212(2):378-385.  doi:10.1016/j.jmr.2011.07.019
  • Hoyt DW, RVF Turcu, JA Sears, Jr, KM Rosso, SD Burton, JH Kwak, AR Felmy, and JZ Hu. 2011. "IN SITU MAGIC ANGLE SPINNING NMR FOR STUDYING GEOLOGICAL CO(2) SEQUESTRATION ." In 241st National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, March 27-31, 2011, Anaheim, California, vol. 241, pp. 245-Fuel.  American Chemical Society, Washington DC. 
  • Pierce EM, DH Bacon, SN Kerisit, CF Windisch, Jr, KJ Cantrell, MM Valenta, SD Burton, and JH Westsik, Jr. 2011. Integrated Disposal Facility FY2011 Glass Testing Summary ReportPNNL-20781, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Vijayakumar M, SN Kerisit, KM Rosso, SD Burton, JA Sears, Jr, Z Yang, GL Graff, J Liu, and JZ Hu. 2011. "Lithium Diffusion in Li4Ti5O12 at High Temperatures." Journal of Power Sources 196(4):2211-2220. 
  • Windisch CF, Jr, EM Pierce, SD Burton, and CC Bovaird. 2011. "Deep-UV Raman spectroscopic analysis of structure and dissolution rates of silica-rich sodium borosilicate glasses." Journal of Non-crystalline Solids 357(10):2170-2177.  doi:10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2011.02.046


  • Johnson TJ, TA Blake, RL Sams, and SD Burton. 2010. "Absolute Infrared Cross Sections of Gas-Phase H2O2 Using Fourier Transform Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy ." In Fourier Transform Spectrometry, OSA Technical Digest, April 26-30, 2009, Vancouver, BC, Canada, p. Paper No. FWA6.  Optical Society of America, Washington DC. 
  • Pierce EM, DH Bacon, SN Kerisit, CF Windisch, Jr, KJ Cantrell, MM Valenta, SD Burton, RJ Serne, and SV Mattigod. 2010. Integrated Disposal Facility FY2010 Glass Testing Summary ReportPNNL-19736, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Vijayakumar M, SD Burton, C Huang, L Li, Z Yang, GL Graff, J Liu, JZ Hu, and M Skyllas-Kazacos. 2010. "Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies on Vanadium(IV) Electrolyte Solutions for Vanadium Redox Flow Battery ." Journal of Power Sources 195(22 SP ISS):7709-7717. 


  • Johnson TJ, RL Sams, SD Burton, and TA Blake. 2009. "Absolute integrated intensities of vapor-phase hydrogen peroxide (H202) in the mid-infrared at atmospheric pressure." Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 395(2):377-386.  doi:10.1007/s00216-009-2805-x
  • Vijayakumar M, SN Kerisit, Z Yang, GL Graff, J Liu, JA Sears, Jr, SD Burton, KM Rosso, and JZ Hu. 2009. "A Combined 6,7Li NMR and Molecular Dynamics Study of Li Diffusion in Li2TiO3." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113(46):20108-20116.  doi:10.1021/jp9072125
  • Vugmeyster L, D Ostrovsky, JJ Ford, SD Burton, AS Lipton, G Hoatson, and RL Vold. 2009. "Probing the Dynamics of a Protein Hydrophobic Core by Deutron Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy ." Journal of the American Chemical Society 131(38):13651-13658.  doi:10.1021/ja902977u
  • Zakzeski J, SD Burton, A Behn, MP Head-Gordon, and AT Bell. 2009. "Spectroscopic Investigation of the Species Involved in the Rhodium-Catalyzed Oxidative Carbonylation of Toluene to Toluic Acid." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. PCCP 11(42):9903-9911.  doi:10.1039/b906883j


  • Cheng C, JC Lehmann, JE Thies, and SD Burton. 2008. "Stability of black carbon in soils across a climatic gradient." Journal of Geophysical Research. Biogeosciences 113(G2):Art. No. G02027. 



  • Szanyi J, JH Kwak, SD Burton, JA Rodriguez, and CHF Peden. 2006. "Characterization of NOx Species in Dehydrated and Hydrated Na- and Ba-Y, FAU Zeolites Formed in NO2 Adsorption." Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena 150(2-3):164-170.  doi:10.1016/j.elspec.2005.05.007
  • Cheng C, JC Lehmann, JE Thies, SD Burton, and MH Engelhard. 2006. "Oxidation of Black Carbon by Biotic and Abiotic Processes." Organic Geochemistry 37(11):1477-1488.  doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2006.06.022
  • Hughes M, D Nielsen, E Rosenberg, R Gobetto, A Viale, SD Burton, and J Ferel. 2006. "Structural Investigations of Silica Polyamine Composites: Surface Coverage, Metal Ion Coordination, and Ligand Modification." Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 45(19):6538-6547.  doi:10.1021/ie0601448
  • Hughes M, P Miranda, DJ Nielsen, E Rosenberg, R Gobetto, A Viale, and SD Burton. 2006. "Silica Polyamine Composites: New Supramolecular Materials for Cation and Anion Recovery and Remediation." Macromolecular Symposia 235(1):161-178.  doi:10.1002/masy.200650320


  • Dhamne A, W Xu, BG Fookes, Y Fan, L Zhang, SD Burton, JZ Hu, JJ Ford, and L An. 2005. "Polymer-Ceramic Conversion of Liquid Polyaluminasilazanes for SiAlCN Ceramics." Journal of the American Ceramic Society 88(9):2415-2419. 
  • Szanyi J, JH Kwak, DH Kim, SD Burton, and CHF Peden. 2005. "NO2 Adsorption on BaO/Al2O3: The Nature of Nitrate Species." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109(1):27-29.  doi:10.1021/jp045082i
  • Wang Y, L An, Y Fan, L Zhang, SD Burton, and Z Gan. 2005. "Oxidation of Polymer-derived SiAICN Ceramics." Journal of the American Ceramic Society 88(11):3075-3080.  doi:10.1111/j.1551-2916.2005.00542.x
  • Wellman DM, JP Icenhower, EM Pierce, BK McNamara, SD Burton, KN Geiszler, SR Baum, and BC Butler. 2005. "Polyphosphate Amendments for In-Situ Immobilization of Uranium Plumes." Chapter C2-10 in Third International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, vol. 3, ed. R.F. Olfenbuttel and P.J. White.  Battelle Press, Columbus, OH. 


  • Hoyt DW, SD Burton, MR Peterson, JD Myers, and G Chin, Jr. 2004. "Expanding Your Laboratory by Accessing Collaboratory Resources." Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 378(6):1408-1410. 


  • Wilcox L, GG Burnside, B Kiranga, R Shekhawat, MK Mazumder, RM Hawk, DA Lindquist, and SD Burton. 2003. "Porous Alumina Prepared from Diethylaluminum Amide, Acetone, and Water." Chemistry of Materials 15(1):51-56. 


  • Otto W, SD Burton, WR Carper, and CK Larive. 2001. "Examination of Cadmium(II) Complexation by the Suwannee River Fulvic Acid Using 113Cd NMR Relaxation Measurements." Environmental Science and Technology 35(24):4900-4904 . 

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