Dr. Frank T Ferguson

Dr. Frank T Ferguson

  • RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
  • 301.286.1551 | 301.286.1683
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 691
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: CATHOLIC UNIV OF AMERICA
  • Publications

    Refereed

    Nuth, J. A., N. M. Johnson, F. T. Ferguson, F. J. Rietmeijer, and H. G. Hill. 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]

    Nuth, J. A., N. M. Johnson, F. T. Ferguson, and A. Carayon. 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]

    Ferguson, F. T., J. A. Nuth, and N. M. Johnson. 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]

    Ferguson, F. T., and J. A. Nuth. 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]

    Paquette, J. A., F. T. Ferguson, and J. A. Nuth. 2011. "A Model of Silicate Grain Nucleation and Growth in Circumstellar Outflows." The Astrophysical Journal, 732: 62 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/732/2/62]

    Nuth, J. A., Y. Kimura, C. Lucas, F. Ferguson, and N. M. Johnson. 2010. "The Formation of Graphite Whiskers in the Primitive Solar Nebula." The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 710: L98 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/2041-8205/710/1/L98]

    Ferguson, F. T., and J. A. Nuth. 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]

    Ferguson, F. T., and J. A. Nuth. 2008. "The vapor pressure of SiO from 1300K to 1800K." J Chem Engin Data, 53: 2824 - 2832.

    Kimura, J. A. Nuth, and F. T. Ferguson. 2006. "Formation of TiC-core graphitic-mantle grains from CO gas." Meteoritics and Planetary Sciences, 41: 673 - 680.

    Ferguson, F. T., K. Gardner, and J. A. Nuth. 2006. "The vapor pressure of palladium from 1473K to 1973K." J Chem Engin Data, 51: 1509 – 1515.

    Martinez, D., F. T. Ferguson, R. H. Heist, and J. A. Nuth. 2006. "Experimental Studies of the Vapor-Phase Nucleation of Refractory Compounds: VI The Condensation of Sodium." J Chem Phys, 123: 54323.

    Kimura, Y., J. A. Nuth, and F. T. Ferguson. 2006. "Formation of TiC core-graphitic mantle grains from CO gas." Meteoritics, vol 41, Issue 5, p673-680, 41: 673 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2006.tb00983.x]

    Nuth, J. A., and F. T. Ferguson. 2006. "Silicates Do Nucleate in Oxygen-rich Circumstellar Outflows: New Vapor Pressure Data for SiO." The Astrophysical Journal, 649: 1178 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/506264]

    Kimura, Y., J. A. Nuth, and F. T. Ferguson. 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 (Link)] [10.1086/497987]

    Ferguson, F. T., J. A. Nuth, and N. M. Johnson. 2004. "Thermogravimetric Measurement of the Iron Vapor Pressure from 1575K to 1975K." J Chem Engin Data, 49: 497 - 501.

    Ferguson, F. T., R. H. Heist, and J. A. Nuth. 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.

    Martinez, D. M., F. T. Ferguson, R. H. Heist, and J. A. Nuth. 2001. "Application of Scaled Nucleation Theory to Metallic Vapor Condensation." J Chem Phys, 115: 310 - 316.

    Ferguson, F. T., and J. A. Nuth. 2000. "Experimental Studies of the Vapor-Phase Nucleation of Refractory Compounds: V The Condensation of Lithium." J Chem Phys, 113: 4093 - 4102.

    Ferguson, F. T., R. H. Heist, and J. A. Nuth. 2000. "Vapor Transport Within the Thermal Diffusion Cloud Chamber." J Chem Phys, 113: 7398 - 7405.

    Ferguson, F. T., and J. A. Nuth. 1999. "The Influence of Buoyant Convection on the Operation of the Upward Thermal Diffusion Cloud Nucleation Chamber." J Chem Phys 111 8013 - 8021,

    Ferguson, F. T., J. A. Nuth, and L. U. Lilleleht. 1996. "Experimental Studies of the Vapor Phase Nucleation of Refractory Compounds IV The Condensation of Magnesium." J Chem Phys , 104: 3205-3210.

    Nuth, J. A., and F. T. Ferguson. 1993. "Nucleation of Solids from the Gas Phase." Ceramic Transactions, 30: 23.

    Ferguson, F., L. Lilleleht, J. Nuth, and J. Stephens. 1993. "Microgravity Nucleation of Refractory Materials: Modeling of Transport Processes in the Nucleation Chamber." Chem Engin Comm, 125: 63-76.

    Non-Refereed

    Nuth, J. A., L. Becker, R. J. Poreda, and F. T. Ferguson. 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 (Link)]

    Nuth, J. A., F. T. Ferguson, and N. M. Johnson. 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 (Link)]

    Johnson, N. M., F. T. Ferguson, and J. A. Nuth. 2003. "Measurements of Nickel Vapor Pressure at High Temperature." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, vol 38, Supplement, abstract no5189 38: 5189 [Full Text (Link)]

    Nuth, J. A., F. Reitmeijer, S. L. Hallenbeck, P. A. Withey, and F. T. Ferguson. 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.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Nuth, J. A., N. M. Johnson, F. T. Ferguson, F. J. Rietmeijer, and H. G. Hill. 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]

    Nuth, J. A., N. M. Johnson, F. T. Ferguson, and A. Carayon. 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]

    Ferguson, F. T., J. A. Nuth, and N. M. Johnson. 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]

    Ferguson, F. T., and J. A. Nuth. 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]

    Paquette, J. A., F. T. Ferguson, and J. A. Nuth. 2011. "A Model of Silicate Grain Nucleation and Growth in Circumstellar Outflows." The Astrophysical Journal 732 62 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/732/2/62]

    Nuth, J. A., Y. Kimura, C. Lucas, F. Ferguson, and N. M. Johnson. 2010. "The Formation of Graphite Whiskers in the Primitive Solar Nebula." The Astrophysical Journal Letters 710 L98 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/2041-8205/710/1/L98]

    Ferguson, F. T., and J. A. Nuth. 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]

    Ferguson, F. T., and J. A. Nuth. 2008. "The vapor pressure of SiO from 1300K to 1800K." J Chem Engin Data 53 2824 - 2832

    Kimura, J. A. Nuth, and F. T. Ferguson. 2006. "Formation of TiC-core graphitic-mantle grains from CO gas." Meteoritics and Planetary Sciences 41 673 - 680

    Ferguson, F. T., K. Gardner, and J. A. Nuth. 2006. "The vapor pressure of palladium from 1473K to 1973K." J Chem Engin Data 51 1509 – 1515

    Martinez, D., F. T. Ferguson, R. H. Heist, and J. A. Nuth. 2006. "Experimental Studies of the Vapor-Phase Nucleation of Refractory Compounds: VI The Condensation of Sodium." J Chem Phys 123 54323

    Kimura, Y., J. A. Nuth, and F. T. Ferguson. 2006. "Formation of TiC core-graphitic mantle grains from CO gas." Meteoritics, vol 41, Issue 5, p673-680 41 673 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2006.tb00983.x]

    Nuth, J. A., and F. T. Ferguson. 2006. "Silicates Do Nucleate in Oxygen-rich Circumstellar Outflows: New Vapor Pressure Data for SiO." The Astrophysical Journal 649 1178 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/506264]

    Kimura, Y., J. A. Nuth, and F. T. Ferguson. 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 (Link)] [10.1086/497987]

    Ferguson, F. T., J. A. Nuth, and N. M. Johnson. 2004. "Thermogravimetric Measurement of the Iron Vapor Pressure from 1575K to 1975K." J Chem Engin Data 49 497 - 501

    Ferguson, F. T., R. H. Heist, and J. A. Nuth. 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

    Martinez, D. M., F. T. Ferguson, R. H. Heist, and J. A. Nuth. 2001. "Application of Scaled Nucleation Theory to Metallic Vapor Condensation." J Chem Phys 115 310 - 316

    Ferguson, F. T., and J. A. Nuth. 2000. "Experimental Studies of the Vapor-Phase Nucleation of Refractory Compounds: V The Condensation of Lithium." J Chem Phys 113 4093 - 4102

    Ferguson, F. T., R. H. Heist, and J. A. Nuth. 2000. "Vapor Transport Within the Thermal Diffusion Cloud Chamber." J Chem Phys 113 7398 - 7405

    Ferguson, F. T., and J. A. Nuth. 1999. "The Influence of Buoyant Convection on the Operation of the Upward Thermal Diffusion Cloud Nucleation Chamber." J Chem Phys 111 8013 - 8021

    Ferguson, F. T., J. A. Nuth, and L. U. Lilleleht. 1996. "Experimental Studies of the Vapor Phase Nucleation of Refractory Compounds IV The Condensation of Magnesium." J Chem Phys 104 3205-3210

    Nuth, J. A., and F. T. Ferguson. 1993. "Nucleation of Solids from the Gas Phase." Ceramic Transactions 30 23

    Ferguson, F., L. Lilleleht, J. Nuth, and J. Stephens. 1993. "Microgravity Nucleation of Refractory Materials: Modeling of Transport Processes in the Nucleation Chamber." Chem Engin Comm 125 63-76

    Non-Refereed

    Nuth, J. A., L. Becker, R. J. Poreda, and F. T. Ferguson. 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 (Link)]

    Nuth, J. A., F. T. Ferguson, and N. M. Johnson. 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 (Link)]

    Johnson, N. M., F. T. Ferguson, and J. A. Nuth. 2003. "Measurements of Nickel Vapor Pressure at High Temperature." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, vol 38, Supplement, abstract no5189 38 5189 [Full Text (Link)]

    Nuth, J. A., F. Reitmeijer, S. L. Hallenbeck, P. A. Withey, and F. T. Ferguson. 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

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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