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Spera, Frank. J., Ghiorso, M.S., and Nevins, D. (2011) Structure, thermodynamic and transport properties of liquid MgSiO3: Comparison of molecular models and laboratory results. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume 75, pages 1272–1296.


Spera, F J, Martin, B, Creamer, J B, Nevins, D, Cutler, I, Ghiorso, M S, Tikunoff, D (2010), Molecular Dynamics study of transport properties (self-diffusion, shear viscosity, thermal conductivity) in CMAS liquids at elevated temperature and pressure: Relations between coordination statistics, activation energy and activation volume., Abstract MR42A-06 presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec.


Nevins, D. (2009) Understanding Silicate Geoliquids at High Temperatures and Pressures Through Molecular Dynamics Simulations. University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara. Electronic Annex

Spera, F. J., Nevins, D., Ghiorso, M.S., and Cutler, Ian (2009) Structure, Thermodynamic And Transport Properties Of CaAl2 Si2O8 Liquid: Part I. Molecular Dynamics Simulations. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume 73, pages 6918–6936.

Ghiorso, M., Nevins, D., Cutler, I., Spera, F. (2009), Molecular Dynamics Studies of CaAl2Si2O8 Liquid: II. Equation of State and a Thermodynamic Model, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume 73, pages 6937–6951.

Nevins, D., Spera, FJ, and Ghiorso, M. (2009) Shear Viscosity and diffusion in liquid MgSiO3: Transport properties and implications for terrestrial planet magma oceans, American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 975-980.

Martin, B, Spera, F.J., Ghiorso, M, Nevins, D (2009) Structure, thermodynamic and transport properties of molten Mg2SiO4: Molecular dynamics simulations and model EOS. American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 693-703.


Ghiorso, M.S., Cutler, I., Creamer, J.B., Nevins, D., Martin, G.B., Spera, F.J. (2008) A Thermodynamic Theory for Dense Silicate Liquids That Includes Explicit Provision for Variation in Composition and Fluid Structure, Derived From the Rosenfeld-Tarazona Potential Energy-Temperature Scaling Law. EOS Transactions AGU, 89(53), Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract MR43B-1802.


Nevins, D., Spera, F.J. (2007), Accurate computation of shear viscosity from equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations. Molecular Simulation, Volume 33, Issue 15 December 2007 , pages 1261 – 1266.


Ghiorso, M.S., Nevins, D., Spera, F.J. (2006) Molecular Dynamics Studies of MgSiO3 Liquid to 150 GPa: An Equation of State (EOS), Tracer Diffusivities, and a Detailed Analysis of Changes in Atomic Coordination Statistics as a Function of Temperature and Pressure. EOS Transactions AGU, 87(52), Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract MR43B-1079.

Martin, B., Spera, F.J., Nevins, D. (2006) I: Thermodynamic and Structural Properties of liquid Mg2SiO4 at high temperatures and pressure in the range 0-150 GPa from Molecular Dynamics Simulation. EOS Transactions AGU, 87(52), Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract MR43B-1080.


Nevins, Dean, and Spera, Frank J. (1998) Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Molten CaAl2Si2O8: Dependence of Structure and Properties on Pressure. American Mineralogist, 83, 1220-1230.


Nevins, D., and Spera, F. J. (1997) Profound Changes in the Structure and Properties of Molten CaAl2Si2O8 with Pressure Captured by Molecular Dynamics Simulations. EOS Transactions AGU, 78(46), Fall Meet. Suppl., V12D-09.


Nevins, Dean (1995) HDLC: The Multi-layered Protocol. Embedded Systems Programming Magazine, October, 56-68.

Auchter, Joseph, Roberts, Dean (1995) A Non-Generic Approach to Low-Level Reuse in Ada. Proceedings of Computing in Aerospace 10, pages 501-507.


Roberts, Dean, Ontjes, Rod (1994) Ada and Hatley-Pirbhai. Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Washington Ada Symposium, pages 52-62.

Roberts, Dean, Peterson, Brad, Koseluk, Bob (1994) TRMM VIRS: A Design for Low Radiation Space Environments. Proceedings of the 1994 Aerospace Applications Conference, February, pages 199-209.


Roberts, Dean, Ohba, Akio (1989) Facial Animation by Texture Mapping & Multiple In-Betweening. 1989 National Convention Record of the Institute of Television Engineers of Japan, July, pages 435-436.