John Delano



Zellner N. E. B., Delano J. W., Swindle T. D., Barra F., Olsen E., and Whittet D. C. B. (2009) Apollo 17 regolith 71501,262: A record of impact events and mare volcanism in lunar glasses.  Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 44(6), p. 839-851.

Joshi P. C., Aldersley M. F., Delano J. W., and Ferris J. P. (2009) Mechanism of Montmorillonite Catalysis in the Formation of RNA Oligomers.  J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 131, p. 13369-13374.

Gray E. Q., Hocker C. L., Ponzo J. B., Coonrod K. R., and Delano J. W. (2009) Theropod footprints at Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA: Additional constraints on the trackmakers and the physical environment.  Ichnos (Accepted pending revision).

Delano J. W. (2009) Scientific Exploration of the Moon.  Elements, 5(1), p. 11-16.  (Guest editor of this issue)

Zellner N. E. B., Delano J. W., Swindle T. D., Barra F., Olsen E., and Whittet D. C. B. (2009) Evidence from 40Ar/39Ar ages of lunar impact glasses for an increase in the impact rate ~800 Ma ago.  Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 73(15), p. 4590-4597.

Ferris J. P. and Delano J. W. (2008) Chapter 16: The RNA World scenario for the origins of life, in Chemical Evolution across Space & Time: From the Big Bang to Prebiotic Chemistry (Lori Zaikowski and Jon M. Friedrich, eds.), p. 293-308. Symposium Series No. 981, American Chemical Society. Oxford University Press.

Delano J. W., Zellner N. E. B., Barra F., Olson E., Swindle T. D., Tibbetts N. J., and Whittet D. C. B. (2007) An integrated approach to understanding Apollo 16 impact glasses: Chemistry, isotopes, and shape. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 42(6), p. 993-1004.

Zhu B., Delano J. W., and Kidd W. S. F (2005) Recovery of original basalt composition from melt inclusions in detrital Cr-rich spinel: An example from mid-Cretaceous sandstones in the eastern Himalaya. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 233, p. 295-309.

Mitchell C. E., Adhya S., Bergstršm S. M., Joy M. P., and Delano J. W. (2004) Discovery of the Millbrig K-bentonite bed in the Trenton Group of New York State: Implications for regional correlation and sequence stratigraphy in eastern North America. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, and Palaeoecology, 210, p. 331-346.

Zellner N. E. B., Spudis P. D., Delano J. W., and Whittet D. C. B. (2002) Impact glasses from the Apollo 14 landing site and implications for regional geology. Journal of Geophysical Research, 107 (E11), p. 5102-5115.

Delano J. W. (2001) Redox history of the Earth's interior since ~3900 Ma: Implications for prebiotic molecules. Origin of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere, 31, p. 311-341.

Elkins L. T., Fernandes V., Delano J. W., and Grove T. L. (2000) Origin of lunar ultramafic green glasses: Constraints from phase equilibrium studies. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 64, p. 2339-2350.