Publications

A Selection of Publications:
2016
Johnson D,  Why did Tutankhamun have a dagger made from a meteorite? The Conversation, 3rd June 2016.
2015
Preston, L.J., Johnson, D., Cockell, C.S., Grady, M.M., (2015) Fourier Transform Infrared Spectral Detection of Life in Polar
Subsurface Environments and its Application to Mars Exploration. Applied Spectroscopy, 69(9) pp. 1059–1065.
2014
Johnson D., Tyldesley J., Iron from the sky, Geoscientist 24, 3, 10-15.
Johnson D., Tyldesley J., The metal that fell from the sky, Ancient Egypt magazine, 14,4,82, 43-47.
2013
Johnson D, Tyldesley J., Iron from the sky: Meteorites in ancient Egypt, Meteorite magazine, 9, 4, 8-13.
Johnson D., Tyldesley J., Lowe T, Withers P.J. , Grady.M.M  Analysis of a prehistoric Egyptian iron bead with implications for the use and perception of meteorite iron in ancient Egypt, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 48, 6, 997 1006.
Pillinger C.T., Greenwood R.C., Johnson D., Gibson J.M., Tindle A.G., Verchovsky A.B., Buikin A.I., Franchi I.A., Grady M.M. (2013) Light element geochemistry of the Chelyabinsk meteorite. Geokhimiya, 51, 7, 599-608
Johnson D., Tindle A.G. (2013) A Virtual Microscope through time progress report, Infocus magazine, the proceedings of the Royal Microscopical Society, 30, 60-66.
2012
Johnson D., Kearns S.L., Grady M. M. (2012). Subsurface analysis by application of FIB-SEM to samples of geological and historical importance. In: Meeks, Nigel; Cartwright, Caroline; Meek, Andrew and Mongiatti, Aude eds. Historical Technology, Materials and Conservation: SEM and Microanalysis. London: Archetype Publications, 56–61.
2011
Johnson D,; Grady.M.M.; Tyldesley J. (2011). Gerzeh, a prehistoric Egyptian meteorite. 74th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, 8-12th Aug 2011, London, UK.
Pillinger CT, Pillinger JM, Greenwood RC, Johnson D, Tindle AJ, Jull TAJ, Allen DWH, The Danebury Iron age meteorite,Gerzeh, a prehistoric Egyptian meteorite. 74th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, 8-12th Aug 2011, London, UK.
Needham AW, Starkey NA, Johnson D, Tomkinson T, Guillermier C, Abel D, Franchi IA, Grady MM, Origin and composition of carbonates, sulphates and halite on Mars, 74th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, 8-12th Aug 2011, London, UK
2010
Johnson, Diane (Dec 2010). SEM2010 Report, Proceedings of the Royal Microscopical Society infocus magazine, Is 20, p74.
Johnson, Diane; Rogers, Nick and Grady, Monica (2010). Trace element distributions in the main group pallasites. In: 73rd Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, 26-30 July 2010, New York City, USA.
Zhang, Fucheng; Kearns, Stuart L.; Orr, Patrick J.; Benton, Michael J.; Zhou, Zhonghe; Johnson, Diane; Xu, Xing and Wang, Xiaolin (2010). Fossilized melanosomes and the colour of Cretaceous dinosaurs and birds. Nature, 463(7284), p. 1075.
Cockell C.S., Van Calsteren P., Mosselmans J.F.W., Franchi I.A., Gilmour I., Kellt L., Olsson-Francis K., Johnson D. (2010) Microbial endolithic colonization and the geochemical environment in young seafloor basalts, Chemical Geology, 279, 1-2, 17-30.
2009
Johnson, Diane and Grady, Monica (2009). Structure and chemistry of pre-cursor troilite in pallasites. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 44(Suppl.), A102
Greenwood, R. C.; Haack, H.; Buchanan, P. C.; Franchi, I. A.; Smith, C. L.; Johnson, D. and Burbine, T. H. (2009). Searching for the missing mantles of disrupted asteroids: Evidence from an olivine-rich clast in the Vaca Muerta Mesosiderite. In: 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 23-27 March 2009, Houston, Texas.
2008
Johnson, Diane; Rahman, Imran and Grady, Monica (2008). X-Ray Microtomography of A Sulphide Rich Pallasite. In: 71st Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society 2008, 28 July – 01 Aug 2008, Matsue, Japan.
Anand, M.; James, S.; Greenwood, R. C.; Johnson, D.; Franchi, I. A. and Grady, M. M. (2008). Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Shergottite RBT 04262.In: 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIX), 10-14 March 2008, League City, Texas, USA.
2007
Johnson, D.; Hutchison R.; Grady, M.M. (2007). Implications of sulphide distributions in the main group pallasites. In 70th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society 2007, 13 Aug – 17 Aug 2007, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Davidson, J.; Genge, M. J.; Mills, A. A.; Johnson, D. and Grady, M. (2007). Ancient Cosmic Dust from Triassic Halite. In: 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 12-16 March 2007, Houston, Texas, USA.
Greenwood, R. C.; Pearson, V. K.; Verchovsky, A. B.; Johnson, D.; Franchi, I. A.; Roaldset, E.; Raade, G. and Bartoschewitz, R. (2007). The Moss (CO3) meteorite: an integrated isotopic, organic and mineralogical study. In: 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII), 12-16 March 2007, Houston, Texas.
2006
Fernandes, C. D.; Johnson, D.; Bridges, J. C. and Grady, M. (2006). UV-Vis spectroscopy of stardust. International Journal of Astrobiology, 5(4), pp. 287–293.
Grady, Monica M.; Morlok, A.; Fernandes, C. and Johnson, D. (2006). Spectroscopy of Stardust from 200nm to 16µM (with a gap in the middle). In: 37th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 13-17 March 2006, Houston, Texas, USA.
Johnson, D.; Hutchison, R. and Grady, M. M. (2006). Textural evidence for melt processes on the pallasite parent body. In: 69th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, 6-11 August 2006, Zurich, Switzerland.
Johnson, D.; Hutchison, R.; Kirk, C. and Grady, M. M. (2006). Hambleton – a new sulphur rich pallasite. In: 69th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, 6-11 August 2006, Zurich, Switzerland.
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