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  • Bunce E. J., Martindale A., Lindsay S., Muinonen K., Rothery D. A., Pearson J., McDonnell I., Thomas C., Thornhill J., Tikkanen T., Feldman C., Huovelin J., Korpela S., Esko E., Lehtolainen A., Treis J., Majewski P., Hilchenbach M., Väisänen T., Luttinen A., Kohout T., Penttilä A., Bridges J., Joy K. H., Alcacera-Gil M. A., Alibert G., Anand M., Bannister N., Barcelo-Garcia C., Bicknell C., Blake O., Bland P., Butcher G., Cheney A., Christensen U., Crawford T., Crawford I. A., Dennerl K., Dougherty M., Drumm P., Fairbend R., Genzer M., Grande M., Hall G. P., Hodnett R., Houghton P., Imber S., Kallio E., Lara M. L., Margeli A. B., Mas-Hesse J. M., Maurice S., Milan S., Millington-Hotze P., Nenonen S., Nittler L., Okada T., Ormö J., Perez-Mercader J., Poyner R., Robert E., Ross D., Sanz M. P., Schyns E., Seguy J., Strüder L., Vaudon N., Viceira-Martín J., Williams H., Willingale D., and Yeoman T. (2020) The BepiColombo Mercury Imaging X-ray Spectrometer: science goals, instrument performance and operations. Space Science Reviews in press.

  • Fujimoto Y., Krumholz M. R., Inutsuka S.-i., Boss A. P., and Nittler L. R. (2020) Formation and evolution of the local interstellar environment: combined constraints from nucleosynthetic and X-ray data. Monthly Notes of the Royal Astronomical Society, in press.

  • Glavin D. P., McLain H. L., Dworkin J. P., Parker E. T., Elsila J. E., Aponte J. C., Simkus D. N., Pozarycki C. I., Graham H. V., Nittler L. R., and Alexander C. M. O’D. (2020) Abundant extraterrestrial amino acids in the primitive CM carbonaceous chondrite Asuka 12236. Meteoritics and Planetary Science published in Early View. DOI:

  • Lugaro M., Cseh B., Vilagos B., Karakas A. I., Ventura P., Dell'Agli F., Trappitsch R., Hampel M., D'Orazi V., Pereira C. B., Tagliente G., Szabo G. M., Pignatari M., Battino U., Tattersall A., Ek M., Schoenbachler M., Hron J., and Nittler L. R. (2020) Origin of large meteoritic SiC stardust grains in metal-rich AGB stars. The Astrophysical Journal, 898, 96 DOI:

  • Kashyap V. L., Hong J., Romaine S., Sethares L., Cotroneo V., Spiga D., and Nittler L. (2020) Designing miniature X-ray optics for the SmallSat lunar science mission concept CubeX. Applied Optics 59, 5560-5569. DOI:

  • Riebe M. E. I., Foustoukos D. I., Alexander C. M. O'D., Steele A., Cody G. D., Mysen B., and Nittler L. R. (2020) The effects of atmospheric entry heating on organic matter in interplanetary dust particles. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 540, 116266. DOI:

  • Taylor S., Lever J. H., Stroud R. M., Burgess K., Brownlee D. E., Nittler L. R., Bardyn A., Alexander C. M. O'D., Farley K., Treffkorn J., Messenger S., and Wozniakiewicz P. (2020) Sampling interplanetary dust from Antarctic air. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 55, 1128-1145. DOI:

  • Nittler L. R., Frank E. A., Weider S. Z., Crapster-Pregont E., Vorburger A., Starr R. D., and Solomon S. C. (2020) Global major-element maps of Mercury from four years of MESSENGER X-ray spectrometer observations. Icarus in press. DOI:

  • Cartier C., Namur O., Nittler L. R., Weider S. Z., Crapster-Pregont E., Vorburger A., Frank E., and Charlier B. (2020) No FeS layer in Mercury? Evidence from Ti/Al measured by MESSENGER. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 53, 116108 DOI:























  • L. R. Nittler, C. M. O'D. Alexander, J. Wang, and X. Gao. Meteoritic oxide grain from supernova found. Nature, 393:222, 1998.

  • E. Zinner, S. Amari, and L. R. Nittler. The isotopic compositions of presolar dust grains from primitive meteorites. In G. Gillen and R. Lareau, J. Bennett, and F. Stevie, editors, SIMS XI , John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, pages 51-54, 1998.




  • L. R. Nittler, P. Hoppe, C. M. O.'D. Alexander, S. Amari, P. Eberhardt, X. Gao, R. S. Lewis, R. Strebel, R. M. Walker, and E. Zinner. Silicon nitride from supernovae. Astrophysical Journal, 453:L25-L28, 1995.

  • L. R. Nittler, C. M. O'D. Alexander, X. Gao, R. M. Walker, and E. K. Zinner. Oxygen-rich stardust in meteorites. In M. Busso, R. Gallino, and C. M. Raiteri, editors, Nuclei in the Cosmos III, pages 585-589, New York, 1995. AIP.


  • L. R. Nittler, C. M. O'D. Alexander, X. Gao, R. M. Walker, and E. K. Zinner. Interstellar oxide grains from the Tieschitz ordinary chondrite. Nature, 370:443-446, 1994.

PhD Thesis

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