(Italic / underline = postdoc or student under my supervision)

Weber J.M. and Barge L.M. (2021) Iron-Silicate Chemical Garden Morphology and Reactivity with Alpha-Keto Acids. ChemSystemsChem,


L. M. Barge, E. Flores, J. Weber, M. M. Baum, D. VanderVelde, A. Castonguay. (2020) Effects of Geochemical and Environmental Parameters on Abiotic Organic Chemistry Driven by Iron Hydroxide Minerals. JGR-Planets, 125, 11, e2020JE006423,


V. P. Aguirre, S. Jocic, P. Webster, C. Buser, J. A. Moss, L. M. Barge, Y. Tang, Y. Guo, M. M. Baum. (2020) Synthesis and Characterization of Mixed-valent Iron Double Layer Hydroxides (“Green Rust”). ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 5, 1, 40–54.


N. Hermis, G. LeBlanc, L. M. Barge. Simulation of Prebiotic Early Earth Hydrothermal Chimney Systems in a Thermal Gradient Environment. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2020.


K. Chin, J. Pasalic, N. Hermis, L. M. Barge (2020) Chemical Gardens as Electrochemical Systems: In-situ Dynamic Characterization of Simulated Prebiotic Hydrothermal Chimneys by Impedance Spectroscopy. ChemPlusChem, 85(12):2619-2628.


J.-P. Jones, S. A. Firdosy, L. M. Barge, J. C. Bescup, S. M. Perl, X. Zhang, A. M. Pate, R. E. Price. (2020) 3D Printed Minerals as Astrobiology Analogs of Hydrothermal Vent Chimneys. Astrobiology, 20, 12, 1405-1412,


R. Hudson, R. de Graaf, M. Rodin, N. Lane, S.E. McGlynn, A. Ohno, Y.M.A. Yamada, R. Nakamura, L.M. Barge, D. Braun, V. Sojo. (2020) CO2 reduction driven by a pH gradient. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 117 (37) 22873-22879.


L.M. Barge, J.-P. Jones, J. Pagano, E. Martinez, J. Bescup. (2020) 3-Dimensional Analysis of a Simulated Prebiotic Hydrothermal Chimney. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 4, 1663-1669.


Hooks M. R., Webster P., Weber J. M., Perl S., Barge L. M. (2020) Effects of Amino Acids on Iron-Silicate Chemical Garden Precipitation. Langmuir, 36, 21, 5793–5801.


Y. Wei, K. Chin, L.M. Barge, S. Perl, N. Hermis, T. Wei. (2020) Machine Learning Analysis of the Thermodynamic Responses of In-situ Dielectric Spectroscopy Data in Amino Acids and Inorganic Electrolytes. J. Phys. Chem. B, 124, 50, 11491–11500.


T. R. Maltais, D. VanderVelde, D. LaRowe, A. D. Goldman, L. M. Barge (2020) Reactivity of Metabolic Intermediates and Cofactor Stability Under Model Early Earth Conditions. Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres, 50, 35–55, DOI: 10.1007/s11084-019-09590-9.


L. M. Barge, E. Flores, M. M. Baum, D. VanderVelde, M.J. Russell (2019) Redox and pH Gradients Drive Amino Acid Synthesis in Iron Oxyhydroxide Mineral Systems. PNAS, 116 (11) 4828-4833;


B. R. Lam, L. M. Barge, A. C. Noell, K. H. Nealson. (2019) Detecting Endogenous Microbial Metabolism and Differentiating Between Abiotic and Biotic Signals Observed by Bioelectrochemical Systems in Soils. Astrobiology, doi: 10.1089/ast.2018.1892.


Q. Wang, L. M. Barge, O. Steinbock (2019) Microfluidic Production of Pyrophosphate Catalyzed by Mineral Membranes Over Steep pH Gradients. Chemistry - A European Journal,


S.D. Vance, L.M. Barge, S.S.S. Cardoso, J.H.E. Cartwright. (2019) Self-assembling ice membranes on Europa: Brinicle properties, field examples, and possible energetic systems in icy ocean worlds. Astrobiology, 19, 5,


L. M. Barge (2018) Considering planetary environments in origin of life studies. Nature Communications 9, 5170.


Hendrix A.R., Hurford T.R., Barge, L.M., Bland M.T., Bowman, J.S., and 23 co-authors (2018) The NASA Roadmap to Ocean Worlds. Astrobiology, 19, 1, DOI: 10.1089/ast.2018.1955.


H.L. Juntunen, L. Leinen, B.K. Pitts, S.M. O’Hanlon, B. Theiling, L.M. Barge, P. Videau, M.O. Gaylor (2018) Investigating the kinetics of montmorillonite clay-catalyzed conversion of anthracene to 9,10-anthraquinone in the context of prebiotic chemistry. Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres, doi: 10.1007/s11084-018-9562-9.


L. M. Barge, F. C. Krause, J.-P. Jones, K. Billings, P. Sobron. Geo-Electrodes and Fuel Cells for Simulating Hydrothermal Vent Environments. Astrobiology, 18, 9.


Chin K. B., Chi I., Pasalic J., Huang C.-K., Barge L. M. (2018) An introductory study using impedance spectroscopy technique with polarizable microelectrode for amino acids characterization. Review of Scientific Instruments 89, 045108.


Barge L. M. and White L.M. Experimentally Testing Hydrothermal Vent Origin of Life on Enceladus and Other Icy/Ocean Worlds. Astrobiology, Special Collection on Enceladus,


Barge L.M., Cardoso S.S.S., Cartwright J.H.E., Doloboff I.J., Flores E., Macías-Sánchez E., Sainz-Díaz C.I., Sobrón P. Self-Assembling Iron Oxyhydroxide / Oxide Tubular Structures: Laboratory-Grown and Field Examples from Rio Tinto. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A, Published 9 November 2016.DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2016.0466.


Barge L.M., Branscomb E., Brucato J.R., Cardoso S.S., Cartwright J.H., Danielache S.O., Galante D., Kee T.P., Miguel Y., Mojzsis S., Robinson K.J., Russell M.J., Simoncini E., Sobron P. (2016) Thermodynamics, Disequilibrium, Evolution: Far-From-Equilibrium Geological and Chemical Considerations for Origin-Of-Life ResearchOrigins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres. 2016 Jun 6, DOI: 10.1007/s11084-016-9508-z.


O. Steinbock, J. H. E. Cartwright, L. M. Barge (2016) The Fertile Physics of Chemical GardensPhysics Today, 69(3), 44, doi: 10.1063/PT.3.3108. (Featured on cover of March 2016 issue)


L. M. Barge, Y. Abedian, M. J. Russell, I. J. Doloboff, J. H. E. Cartwright, R. D. Kidd, I. Kanik. (2015) From Chemical Gardens to Fuel Cells: Generation of Electrical Potential and Current Across Self-Assembling Iron Mineral MembranesAngewandte Chemie International Edition, 54, 28:8184-8187, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201501663.


C. Scharf, N. Virgo, H. J. Cleaves II, M. Aono, N. Aubert-Kato, A. Aydinoglu, A. Barahona, L. M. Barge, S. A. Benner, M. Biehl, R. Brasser, C. J. Butch, K. Chandru, L. Cronin, S. Danielache, J. Fischer, J. Hernlund, P. Hut, T. Ikegami, J. Kimura, K. Kobayashi, C. Mariscal, S. McGlynn, B. Menard, N. Packard, R. Pascal, J. Pereto, S. Rajamani, L. Sinapayen, E. Smith, C. Switzer, K. Takai, F. Tian, Y. Ueno, M. Voytek, O. Witkowski, H. Yabuta (2015) A Strategy for Origins of Life ResearchAstrobiology 15(12):1031-1042, DOI: 10.1089/ast.2015.1113.


L. M. Barge, S. S. S. Cardoso, J. H. E. Cartwright, G. J. T. Cooper, L. Cronin, A. De Wit, I. J. Doloboff, B. Escribano, R. E. Goldstein, F. Haudin, D. E. H. Jones, A. L. Mackay, J. Maselko, J. J. Pagano, J. Pantaleone, M. J. Russell, C. I. Sainz-Díaz, O. Steinbock, D. A. Stone, Y. Tanimoto, N. L. Thomas. (2015) From Chemical Gardens to ChemobrionicsChemical Reviews115 (16), pp 8652–8703, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00014.


L. M. Barge, Y. Abedian, I. J. Doloboff, J. E. Nunez, M. J. Russell, R. D. Kidd, I. Kanik. (2015) Chemical Gardens as Flow-Through Reactors Simulating Natural Hydrothermal SystemsJournal of Visualized Experiments, 105, DOI: 10.3791/53015.


B. T. Burcar, L. M. Barge, D. Trail, E. B. Watson, M. J. Russell, L. B. McGown. (2015) RNA Oligomerization in Laboratory Analogues of Alkaline Hydrothermal Vent SystemsAstrobiology, 15(7): 509-522. doi:10.1089/ast.2014.1280.


L. M. Barge, T. P. Kee, I. J. Doloboff, J. M. P. Hampton, M. Ismail, M. Pourkashanian, J. Zeytounian, M. M. Baum, J. Moss, C.-K. Lin, R. D. Kidd, I. Kanik (2014) The Fuel Cell Model of Abiogenesis: A New Approach to Origin-of-Life SimulationsAstrobiology, 14(3):254-70.


Russell, M. J., Barge, L. M., Bhartia, R., Bocanegra, D., Bracher, P., Branscomb, E., Kidd, R., McGlynn, S., Meier, D., Nitschke, W., Shibuya, T., Vance, S., White, L. (2014) The Drive to Life on Rocky and Icy WorldsAstrobiology,14, 4, 308-343. (Cover of April 2014 issue.)


Barge, L. M., Doloboff, I. J., Russell, M. J., VanderVelde, D., White, L. M., Stucky, G. D., Baum, M. M., Zeytounian, J., Kidd, R., Kanik, I. (2014) Pyrophosphate Synthesis in Iron Mineral Films and Membranes Simulating Prebiotic Submarine Hydrothermal Systems. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 128, 1-12.


J. Petruska and L. M. Barge (2013) Bilaterally Symmetric Facial Morphology Simulated by Diffusion-Controlled Chemical Precipitation in GelChemical Physics Letters 556, 315–319.


L. M. Barge, A. A. Pulschen, A. P. M. Emygdio, C. Congreve, D. E. Kishimoto, A. G. Bendia, A. Teles, J. DeMarines, D. Stoupin (2013)  Life, the Universe, and Everything: An Education Outreach Proposal to Build a Traveling Astrobiology ExhibitAstrobiology, Vol. 13, No. 3, DOI: 10.1089/ast.2012.0834.


L. M. Barge, I. J. Doloboff, L. M. White, G. D. Stucky, M. J. Russell, I. Kanik. (2012) Characterization of Iron-Phosphate-Silicate Chemical Garden Structures.  Langmuir, 28 (8), pp 3714-3721 (Featured on cover of Feb 28, 2012 issue) 


M. A. Chan, S.L. Potter, B.B. Bowen, W. T. Parry, L. M. Barge, W. Seiler, E.U. Petersen, J. R. Bowman (2012) Characteristics of terrestrial ferric oxide concretions and implications for Mars. In J. Grotzinger and R. Milliken, Sedimentary geology of Mars:  SEPM Special Publication No. 102, p. 253-270.


B. Schoepp-Cothenet, W. Nitschke, L. M. Barge, A. Ponce, M. J. Russell, A. I. Tsapin (2011) Comment on “A Bacterium That Can Grow by Using Arsenic Instead of Phosphorus”  Science, vol. 332, no. 6034, pl 1149.


L. M. Barge, D. E. Hammond, M. A. Chan, S. Potter, J. Petruska, K. H. Nealson (2011) Precipitation Patterns Formed by Self-Organizing Processes in Porous Media.  Geofluids, 11: 124-133.


L. M. Barge, K. Nealson, J. Petruska (2010) Organic Influences on Inorganic Patterns of Diffusion-Controlled Precipitation in Gels.  Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 493, Issues 4-6, pp. 340-345.

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