Dr Stuart L Kearns

B.Sc.(Dund.), Ph.D.(C.N.A.A.)

  • BS8 1RJ

19982019

Research output per year

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Research Output

  • 45 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 3 Chapter in a book
  • 2 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
  • 1 Other report
2019

Electron Probe Microanalysis Through Coated Oxidized Surfaces

Matthews, M. B., Buse, B. & Kearns, S. L., 1 Oct 2019, In : Microscopy and Microanalysis. 25, 5, p. 1112-1129 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

1 Citation (Scopus)

Low analytical totals in EPMA of hydrous silicate glass due to sub-surface charging: Obtaining accurate volatiles by difference

Hughes, E., Buse, B., Kearns, S., Blundy, J., Kilgour, G. & Mader, H., 5 Feb 2019, In : Chemical Geology. 505, p. 48-56 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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3 Citations (Scopus)
66 Downloads (Pure)

Pterosaur integumentary structures with complex feather-like branching

Yang, Z., Jiang, B., McNamara, M. E., Kearns, S. L., Pittman, M., Kaye, T. G., Orr, P. J., Xu, X. & Benton, M. J., Jan 2019, In : Nature Ecology and Evolution. 3, 1, p. 24-30 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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17 Citations (Scopus)
324 Downloads (Pure)
2018

Electron Beam-Induce Carbon Erosion and the Impact on Electron Probe Microanalysis

Matthews, M., Kearns, S. & Buse, B., 16 Nov 2018, In : Microscopy and Microanalysis.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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1 Citation (Scopus)
116 Downloads (Pure)

Evaluating X-Ray Microanalysis Phase Maps Using Principal Component Analysis

Buse, B. & Kearns, S., 1 Apr 2018, In : Microscopy and Microanalysis. 24, 2, p. 116-125 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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1 Citation (Scopus)
70 Downloads (Pure)

Fossilized skin reveals coevolution with feathers and metabolism in feathered dinosaurs and early birds

McNamara, M. E., Zhang, F., Kearns, S. L., Orr, P. J., Toulouse, A., Foley, T., Hone, D. W. E., Rogers, C. S., Benton, M. J., Johnson, D., Xu, X. & Zhou, Z., 25 May 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 7 p., 2072.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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8 Citations (Scopus)
247 Downloads (Pure)

High spatial resolution analysis of the iron oxidation state in silicate glasses using the electron probe

Hughes, E. C., Buse, B., Kearns, S. L., Blundy, J. D., Kilgour, G., Mader, H. M., Brooker, R. A., Balzer, R., Botcharnikov, R. E., Genova, D. D., Almeev, R. R. & Riker, J. M., Sep 2018, In : American Mineralogist. 103, 9, p. 1473-1486 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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3 Citations (Scopus)
249 Downloads (Pure)

Quantification of Olivine Using Fe Lα in Electron Probe Microanalysis (EPMA)

Buse, B. & Kearns, S., 27 Feb 2018, In : Microscopy and Microanalysis. 24, 1, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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3 Citations (Scopus)
207 Downloads (Pure)

Secondary fluorescence in WDS: the role of spectrometer positioning

Buse, B., Wade, J., Llovet, X. & Kearns, S., 3 Dec 2018, In : Microscopy and Microanalysis. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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2 Citations (Scopus)
210 Downloads (Pure)
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3 Citations (Scopus)
185 Downloads (Pure)
2016

Decontamination in Electron Probe Microanalysis with a Peltier-Cooled Cold Finger

Buse, B., Kearns, S., Clapham, C. & Hawley, D., Oct 2016, In : Microscopy and Microanalysis. 22, 5, p. 981-986 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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6 Citations (Scopus)
291 Downloads (Pure)

Electron Probe Microanalysis (EPMA)

Kearns, S., 28 Sep 2016, Encyclopedia of Geochemistry: A Comprehensive Reference Source on the Chemistry of the Earth. White, W. (ed.). Springer International Publishing AG, p. 1-3 3 p. (Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Reconstructing Carotenoid-Based and Structural Coloration in Fossil Skin

McNamara, ME., Orr, PJ., Kearns, S. L., Alcalá, L., Anadón, P. & Peñalver, E., 25 Apr 2016, In : Current Biology. 26, 8, p. 1075-1082 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
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9 Citations (Scopus)
382 Downloads (Pure)
2015

Importance of Carbon Contamination in High-Resolution (FEG) EPMA of Silicate Minerals

Buse, B. & Kearns, S., 16 Apr 2015, In : Microscopy and Microanalysis. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

7 Citations (Scopus)

Scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDX) confirms shooting of a hen harrier (Circus cyaneus)

Hopkins, T., Peniche, G., Murphy, S., Carter, I., Shorrock, G., Kearns, S., Blunn, G., Goodship, A. & Sainsbury, A., 17 Nov 2015, Vol 3 issue 1 ed. BMJ Publishing Group. 3 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

The Chinese Pompeii? Death and destruction of dinosaurs in the Early Cretaceous of Lujiatun, NE China

Rogers, C. S., Hone, D. W. E., McNamara, M. E., Zhao, Q., Orr, P. J., Kearns, S. L. & Benton, M. J., 1 Jun 2015, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 427, p. 89-99 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

4 Citations (Scopus)
2014

FEG-EPMA of solid state redox sensors - The effect of secondary fluorescence on analytical precision

Wade, J., Buse, B. & Kearns, S., 1 Jan 2014, In : Microscopy and Microanalysis. 20, 3, p. 728-729 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

2 Citations (Scopus)

Importance of carbon contamination in high-resolution (FEG) EPMA of silicate minerals

Buse, B. & Kearns, S. L., 1 Jan 2014, In : Microscopy and Microanalysis. 20, 3, p. 704-705 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

3 Citations (Scopus)

Mitigating thermal beam damage with metallic coats in low voltage FEG-EPMA of geological materials

Kearns, S., Buse, B. & Wade, J., 1 Jan 2014, In : Microscopy and Microanalysis. 20, 3, p. 740-741 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

5 Citations (Scopus)

Nanoscale characterisation of crystal zoning

Saunders, K. E., Buse, B., Kilburn, M. R., Kearns, S. L. & Blundy, J. D., 22 Jan 2014, In : Chemical Geology. 364, p. 20-32 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

23 Citations (Scopus)
2012

Distinguishing geology from biology in the Ediacaran Doushantuo biota relaxes constraints on the timing of the origin of bilaterians

Cunningham, J. A., Thomas, C-W., Bengtson, S., Kearns, S. L., Xiao, S., Marone, F., Stampanoni, M. & Donoghue, P. C. J., 22 Jun 2012, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 279, 1737, p. 2369-2376 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

32 Citations (Scopus)

New forms of abundant carbonatite-silicate volcanism: recognition criteria and further target locations

Bailey, D. K. & Kearns, S., Apr 2012, In : Mineralogical Magazine. 76, 2, p. 271-284 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

11 Citations (Scopus)

Subsurface analysis by application of FIB-SEM to samples of geological and historical importance

johnson, D., Kearns, S. & Monica, G., 2012, Historical Technology, Materials and Conservation: SEM and Microanalysis. Meeks, N., Cartwright, C., Meek, A. & Mongiatti, A. (eds.). Archetype: London, p. 56 61 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

X-ray microanalysis of volcanic ash

Kearns, S. L. & Buse, B., 2012, EMAS 2011: 12TH EUROPEAN WORKSHOP ON MODERN DEVELOPMENTS IN MICROBEAM ANALYSIS. BRISTOL: Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft & IOP Publishing Ltd, p. - 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

3 Citations (Scopus)
2011

Dolomitic volcanism in Zambia: Cr and K signatures and comparisons with other dolomitic melts from the mantle

Bailey, DK. & Kearns, SL., 2011, In : Geological Society of America Special Paper. 478, p. 1 - 12

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

5 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of zinc and fluoride on the remineralisation of artificial caries lesions under simulated plaque-fluid conditions

Lynch, RJM., Churchley, D., Butler, A., Kearns, SL., Thomas, G., Badrock, T., Cooper, L. & Higham, S., 2011, In : Caries Research. 45, p. 313 - 322

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Electron beam-based methodologies for imaging and analysing the composition of exceptionally preserved fossils

Orr, PJ. & Kearns, SL., 2011, Quantifying the early evolution of life: Numerical Approaches to the Evaluation of Fossils and Ancient Ecosystems (Topics in Geobiology). Laflamme, M., Schiffbauer, J. D. & Dornbos, S. Q. (eds.). Springer, Dordrecht, p. 271-300 462 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

2010

Exceptionally preserved tadpoles from the Miocene of Libros, Spain: ecomorphological reconstruction and the impact of ontogeny upon taphonomy

McNamara, M., Orr, P. J., Kearns, SL., Alcala, L., Anadon, P. & Penalver-Mollas, E., 2010, In : Lethaia.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

21 Citations (Scopus)

Fossilized melanosomes and the colour of Cretaceous dinosaurs and birds

Zhang, F., Kearns, SL., Orr, PJ., Benton, MJ., Zhou, Z., Johnson, D., Xu, X. & Wang, X., 2010, In : Nature. 463, p. 1075 - 1078 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

169 Citations (Scopus)

Organic preservation of fossil musculature with ultracellular detail

McNamara, M., Orr, P. J., Kearns, SL., Alcala, L., Anadon, P. & Penalver-Mollas, E., 2010, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 277, 1680, p. 423-427

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

20 Citations (Scopus)
2009

Charge Contrast imaging of exceptionally preserved fossils

Kearns, SL. & Orr, P. J., 2009, In : Palaeontology. 52, p. 673 - 680 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

7 Citations (Scopus)

Elemental mapping of exceptionally preserved ‘carbonaceous compression’ fossils

Orr, P. J., Kearns, SL. & Briggs, D. E. G. B., 2009, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 277, p. 1 - 8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

26 Citations (Scopus)

Soft-tissue preservation in Miocene frogs from Libros, Spain; insights into the genesis of decay microenvironments

McNamara, M., Orr, P. J., Kearns, SL., Alcala, L., Anadon, P. & Penalver-Molla, E., 2009, In : PALAIOS. 24, 2, p. 104 - 117 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

46 Citations (Scopus)
2008

Taphonomy of exceptionally preserved crustaceans from the Upper Carboniferous of southeastern Ireland

Orr, PJ., Briggs, D. E. G. & Kearns, SL., 2008, In : PALAIOS. 23, p. 298 - 312

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

24 Citations (Scopus)

The remarkable fossils from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota of China and how they have changed our knowledge of Mesozoic life

Benton, MJ., Zhou, Z., Orr, P. J., Zhang, F. & Kearns, SL., 2008, In : Proceedings of the Geologists' Association. 119, p. 209 - 228

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

44 Citations (Scopus)
2006

Extensive dolomitic volcanism through the Limagne Basin, central France: a new form of carbonatite activity

Bailey, DK., Kearns, SL., Mergoil, J., Mergoil, DJ. & Paterson, BA., Apr 2006, In : Mineralogical Magazine. 70 (2), p. 231 - 236 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

23 Citations (Scopus)

Fragile three-dimensionality in the quasi-one-dimensional cuprate PrBa2Cu4O8

Narduzzo, A., Enayati Rad, A., Heard, PJ., Kearns, SL., Horii, S., Balakirev, FF. & Hussey, NE., Sep 2006, In : New Journal of Physics. 8 (9, 172), p. 1 - 11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

12 Citations (Scopus)

High-fidelity organic preservation of bone marrow in ca. 10 Ma amphibians

McNamara, ME., Orr, PJ., Kearns, SL., Alcalá, L., Anadón, P. & Peñalver-Mollá, E., Aug 2006, In : Geology. 34 (8), p. 641 - 644 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

32 Citations (Scopus)

Hourglass sector zoning in metamorphic tourmaline and resultant major and trace-element fractionation

Van Hinsberg, VJ., Schumacher, JC., Kearns, SL., Mason, PRD. & Franz, G., May 2006, In : American Mineralogist. 91 (5-6), p. 717 - 728 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

34 Citations (Scopus)

SIMS investigation of electron-beam damage to hydrous, rhyolitic glasses: Implications for melt inclusion analysis

Humphreys, MCS., Kearns, SL. & Blundy, JD., Apr 2006, In : American Mineralogist. 91 (4), p. 667 - 679 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

61 Citations (Scopus)
2005

Carbonate volcanism in Calatrava, central Spain: a report on the initial findings

Bailey, DK., Garson, M. & Kearns, SL., Dec 2005, In : Mineralogical Magazine. 69 (6), p. 907 - 915 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

37 Citations (Scopus)

Geochemistry of ilmenites in heavy mineral sand deposits from Southwestern India: A source to beach case study

Lloyd, F., McLimans, R. & Kearns, S., 1 Dec 2005, 2005 Heavy Minerals Conference Proceedings, HMC 2005. Vol. 2005. p. 37-45 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

3 Citations (Scopus)

Melilitite at Fort Portal, Uganda: Another dimension to the carbonate volcanism

Bailey, DK., Lloyd, F., Kearns, SL., Stoppa, F., Eby, N. & Woolley, AR., Nov 2005, In : Lithos. 85 (1-4), p. 15 - 25 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

20 Citations (Scopus)
2004

Preservation of soft tissues in Silurian graptolites from Latvia

Loydell, DK., Orr, PJ. & Kearns, SL., May 2004, In : Palaeontology. 47 (3), p. 503 - 513 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

12 Citations (Scopus)
2003

Carbonatite magmas: natural examples and the phase relations they define

Bailey, DK. & Kearns, SL., Apr 2003, In : Periodico di Mineralogia. 72 (1), p. 27 - 31 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

4 Citations (Scopus)
2002

Backscattered electron imaging of fossils exceptionally-preserved as organic compressions

Orr, PJ., Kearns, SL. & Briggs, DEG., Feb 2002, In : PALAIOS. 17 (1), p. 110 - 117 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

29 Citations (Scopus)

Electronprobe microanalysis of volcanic glass at cryogenic temperatures

Kearns, S. L., Steen, N. & Erlund, E., 20 Nov 2002, In : Microscopy and Microanalysis. 8, SUPPL. 2, p. 1562-1563 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

4 Citations (Scopus)

High-Ti magnetite in some fine-grained carbonatites and the magmatic implications

Bailey, DK. & Kearns, SL., Jun 2002, In : Mineralogical Magazine. 66 (3), p. 379 - 384 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

17 Citations (Scopus)
2000

Friction marks on blocks from pyroclastic flows at the Soufrière Hills volcano, Montserrat: implications for flow mechanisms

Grunewald, U., Sparks, RSJ., Kearns, SL. & Komorowski, JC., 2000, In : Geology. 28, p. 827 - 830

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

27 Citations (Scopus)
2 Citations (Scopus)