Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Frank T Ferguson


Frank T Ferguson's Contact Card & Information.
Phone: 301.286.1551
Org Code: 691
Mail Code 691
Greenbelt, MD 20771



2023. "Investigating the impact of x‐ray computed tomography imaging on soluble organic matter in the Murchison meteorite: Implications for Bennu sample analyses." Meteoritics and Planetary Science [10.1111/maps.14111] [Journal Article/Letter]

2023. "Dust Coagulation in Oxygen-rich Circumstellar Outflows." The Astrophysical Journal 957 (1): 35 [10.3847/1538-4357/acf5e3] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Inefficient Growth of SiOx Grains: Implications for Circumstellar Outflows." The Astrophysical Journal Letters 934 (1): L10 [10.3847/2041-8213/ac8002] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "The Formation of Carbonaceous Material in the Early Solar Nebula: The Role of Metal Dusting." The Astrophysical Journal 908 (1): 48 [10.3847/1538-4357/abcecc] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Grain Formation around the AGB Star L2 Puppis Based On ALMA Observations." The Astrophysical Journal 901 (2): 144 [10.3847/1538-4357/abaefb] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Did a Complex Carbon Cycle Operate in the Inner Solar System?." Life 10 (9): 206 [10.3390/life10090206] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "Gas/solid carbon branching ratios in surface-mediated reactions and the incorporation of carbonaceous material into planetesimals." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 51 (7): 1310-1322 [10.1111/maps.12666] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "Great new insights from failed experiments, unanticipated results and embracing controversial observations." Chemie der Erde - Geochemistry 76 (1): 1-12 [10.1016/j.chemer.2015.09.002] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "On the Use of Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectroscopy and Synthetic Calibration Spectra to Quantify Gas Concentrations in a Fischer-Tropsch Catalyst System." Applied Spectroscopy 69 (10): 1157-1169 [10.1366/15-07950] [Journal Article/Letter]

2012. "Vapor Pressure and Evaporation Coefficient of Silicon Monoxide over a Mixture of Silicon and Silica." Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data 57 (3): 721-728 [10.1021/je200693d] [Journal Article/Letter]

2011. "A Model of Silicate Grain Nucleation and Growth in Circumstellar Outflows." The Astrophysical Journal 732 62 [Full Text] [10.1088/0004-637X/732/2/62] [Journal Article/Letter]

2010. "The influence of buoyant convection on the nucleation of n-propanol in thermal diffusion cloud chambers." The Journal of Chemical Physics 132 (20): 204510 [10.1063/1.3429618] [Journal Article/Letter]

2010. "The Formation of Graphite Whiskers in the Primitive Solar Nebula." The Astrophysical Journal Letters 710 L98 [Full Text] [10.1088/2041-8205/710/1/L98] [Journal Article/Letter]

2008. "The vapor pressure of SiO from 1300K to 1800K." J Chem Engin Data 53 2824 - 2832 [Journal Article/Letter]

2006. "The vapor pressure of palladium from 1473K to 1973K." J Chem Engin Data 51 1509 – 1515 [Journal Article/Letter]

2006. "Formation of TiC-core graphitic-mantle grains from CO gas." Meteoritics and Planetary Sciences 41 673 - 680 [Journal Article/Letter]

2006. "Experimental Studies of the Vapor-Phase Nucleation of Refractory Compounds: VI The Condensation of Sodium." J Chem Phys 123 54323 [Journal Article/Letter]

2006. "Formation of TiC core-graphitic mantle grains from CO gas." Meteoritics, vol 41, Issue 5, p673-680 41 673 [Full Text] [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2006.tb00983.x] [Journal Article/Letter]

2006. "Silicates Do Nucleate in Oxygen-rich Circumstellar Outflows: New Vapor Pressure Data for SiO." The Astrophysical Journal 649 1178 [Full Text] [10.1086/506264] [Journal Article/Letter]

2005. "Is the 21 Micron Feature Observed in Some Post-AGB Stars Caused by the Interaction between Ti Atoms and Fullerenes?." The Astrophysical Journal 632 L159 [Full Text] [10.1086/497987] [Journal Article/Letter]

2004. "Thermogravimetric Measurement of the Iron Vapor Pressure from 1575K to 1975K." J Chem Engin Data 49 497 - 501 [Journal Article/Letter]

2001. "The Impact of Convective Flow on Thermal Diffusion Cloud Chamber Operation†." The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 105 (47): 11828-11833 [10.1021/jp011863x] [Journal Article/Letter]

2001. "The Effect of Carrier Gas Pressure and Wall Heating on the Operation of the Thermal Diffusion Cloud Chamber." J Chem Phys 115 10829 - 10836 [Journal Article/Letter]

2001. "Application of Scaled Nucleation Theory to Metallic Vapor Condensation." J Chem Phys 115 310 - 316 [Journal Article/Letter]

2000. "Experimental Studies of the Vapor-Phase Nucleation of Refractory Compounds: V The Condensation of Lithium." J Chem Phys 113 4093 - 4102 [Journal Article/Letter]

2000. "Vapor Transport Within the Thermal Diffusion Cloud Chamber." J Chem Phys 113 7398 - 7405 [Journal Article/Letter]

1999. "The Influence of Buoyant Convection on the Operation of the Upward Thermal Diffusion Cloud Nucleation Chamber." J Chem Phys 111 8013 - 8021 [Journal Article/Letter]

1996. "Thermovibrational convection in a vertical cylinder." International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 39 (14): 2895-2906 [10.1016/0017-9310(95)00384-3] [Journal Article/Letter]

1996. "Experimental Studies of the Vapor Phase Nucleation of Refractory Compounds IV The Condensation of Magnesium." J Chem Phys 104 3205-3210 [Journal Article/Letter]

1993. "Nucleation of Solids from the Gas Phase." Ceramic Transactions 30 23 [Journal Article/Letter]

1993. "Microgravity Nucleation of Refractory Materials: Modeling of Transport Processes in the Nucleation Chamber." Chem Engin Comm 125 63-76 [Journal Article/Letter]


2006. "Trapping Noble Gases in Fullerenes." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, Vol 41, Supplement, Proceedings of 69th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, held August 6-11, 2006 in Zurich, Switzerland, p5154 41 5154 [Full Text] [Journal Article/Letter]

2004. "Thermogravimetric Measurement of the Vapor Pressure of Silicon Monoxide from 1300K to 1773K Using an Alumina Effusion Cell." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, vol 39, Supplement Proceedings of the 67th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, August 2-6, 2004, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, abstract no5177 39 5177 [Full Text] [Journal Article/Letter]

2003. "Measurements of Nickel Vapor Pressure at High Temperature." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, vol 38, Supplement, abstract no5189 38 5189 [Full Text] [Journal Article/Letter]

2000. "Nucleation, Growth, Annealing and Coagulation of Refractory Oxides and Metals: Recent Experimental Progress and Applications to Astrophysical Systems." Thermal Emission Spectroscopy and Analysisof Dust, Disks, and Regoliths 196 313-332 [Proceedings]