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Peter Buseck

Peter Buseck

Regents' Professor, School of Molecular Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

pbuseck@asu.edu

480-965-3945

School of Molecular Sciences
Arizona State University
PO Box 871604
Tempe, AZ 85287-1604

Titles

  • Distinguished Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Regents' Professor, School of Molecular Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Regents' Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Biography

Peter R. Buseck, an ASU Regents' Professor, is a member of the School of Earth and Space Exploration, the School of Molecular Sciences, and the John M. Cowley Center for High Resolution Electron Microscopy. His degrees are from Antioch College and Columbia University, and he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Geophysical Laboratory in Washington, DC. At Arizona State University he won the Graduate College Outstanding Graduate Mentor award and was named a Graduate College Distinguished Research Fellow. He and his students conduct research on: (1) the nature of natural and anthropogenic aerosol particles, their chemical and physical reactions (e.g., deliquescence, efflorescence) in the atmosphere, and their effects on air quality and climate change; (2) crystal structures and defects in minerals at the atomic level using high-resolution transmission electron microscopy; and (3) the geochemistry and mineralogy of meteorites (carbonaceous chondrites, enstatite chondrites, pallasites, etc.). He has had visiting appointments at Oxford, Stanford, the University of Paris (VI, VII), and Harvard and was Assistant to the Director of the U.S. National Science Foundation in 1994-95. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Geological Society of America, the Meteoritical Society, and the Mineralogical Society of America.

Education

  • PhD, Columbia University, 1962
  • MS, Columbia University, 1959
  • AB, Antioch College, 1957

Expertise

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Journal Articles

2016

Tarakeshwar, P., P. R. Buseck and H. W. Kroto. 2016. Pseudocarbynes: Charge-stabilized carbon chains. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 7(9):1675-1681. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b00671. (link )

2015

Adachi, K. and P. R. Buseck. 2015. Changes in shape and composition of sea-salt particles upon aging in an urban atmosphere. Atmospheric Environment 100(Jan):1-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.10.036. (link )

Nemeth, P., L. A. Garvie and P. R. Buseck. 2015. Twinning of cubic diamond explains reported nanodiamond polymorphs. Scientific Reports 5:Art. 18381. DOI: 10.1038/srep18381. (link )

Semeniuk, T. A., R. Bruintjes, V. Salazar, D. Breed, T. Jensen and P. R. Buseck. 2015. Processing of aerosol particles within the Habshan pollution plume. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 120(5):1996-2012. DOI: 10.1002/2014JD022279. (link )

2014

Buseck, P. R., K. Adachi, A. Gelencser, E. Tompa and M. Posfai. 2014. Ns-soot: A material-based term for strongly light-absorbing carbonaceous particles. Aerosol Science and Technology 48(7):777-788. DOI: 10.1080/02786826.2014.919374. (link )

Buseck, P. R. and O. Bryssac. 2014. From organic matter to graphite: Graphitization. Elements 10(6):421-426. DOI: 10.2113/gselements.10.6.421. (link )

Garvie, L. A., P. Nemeth and P. R. Buseck. 2014. Transformation of graphite to diamond via a topotactic mechanism. American Mineralogist 99(2-3):531–538. DOI: 10.2138/am.2014.4658. (link )

Nemeth, P., L. A. Garvie, T. Aoki, N. Dubrovinskala, L. Dubrovinsky and P. R. Buseck. 2014. Lonsdaleite is faulted and twinned cubic diamond and does not exist as a discrete material. Nature Communications 5:Art. 5447. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6447. (link )

Semeniuk, T. A., R. T. Bruintjes, V. Salazar, D. W. Breed, T. L. Jensen and P. R. Buseck. 2014. Individual aerosol particles in ambient and updraft conditions below convective cloud bases in the Oman mountain region. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 119(5):2511-2528. DOI: 10.1002/2013JD021165. (link )

Wu, J. and P. R. Buseck. 2014. In-situ high-pressure transmission electron microscopy for Earth and materials sciences. American Mineralogist 99(8-9):1521–1527. DOI: 10.2138/am.2014.4857. (link )

2013

Adachi, K. and P. R. Buseck. 2013. Changes of ns-soot mixing states and shapes in an urban area during CalNex. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 118(9):3723-3730. (link )

Lehner, S. W., M. I. Petaev, M. Y. Zolotov and P. R. Buseck. 2013. Formation of niningerite by silicate sulfidation in EH3 enstatite chondrites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 101(Jan):34-56. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2012.10.003. (link )

Nemeth, P., I. Dodony, M. Posfai and P. R. Buseck. 2013. Complex defect in pyrite and its structure model derived from geometric phase analysis. Microscopy and Microanalysis 19(5):1303-1307. DOI: 10.1017/S1431927613001839. (link )

Nemeth, P., S. W. Lehner, M. I. Petaev and P. R. Buseck. 2013. Kumdykolite, a high-temperature feldspar from an enstatite chondrite. American Mineralogist 98(5-6):1070-1073. DOI: 10.2138/am.2013.4459. (link )

Posfai, M., D. Axisa, E. Tompa, E. Freney, R. Bruintjes and P. R. Buseck. 2013. Interactions of mineral dust with pollution and clouds: An individual-particle TEM study of atmospheric aerosol from Saudi Arabia. Atmospheric Research 122(Mar):347-361. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2012.12.001. (link )

Vahidi, M., S. W. Lehner, P. R. Buseck and N. Newman. 2013. Growth of epitaxial pyrite (FeS2) thin films using sequential evaporation. Acta Materialia 61(19):Nov. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2013.08.045. (link )

Wei, Y., L. Ma, T. Cao, Q. Zhang, J. Wu, P. R. Buseck and J. E. Thompson. 2013. Light scattering and extinction measurements combined with laser-induced incandescence for the real-time determination of soot mass absorption cross section. Analytical Chemistry 85(19):9181-9188. DOI: 10.1021/ac401901b. (link )

Wu, J. and P. R. Buseck. 2013. Carbon storage at defect sites in mantle mineral analogues. Nature Geoscience 6(Oct):875-878. DOI: 10.1038/ngeo1903. (link )

Books

1992

Buseck, P. R. 1992. Minerals and Reactions at the Atomic Scale: Transmission Electron Microscopy. Mineral Society of America. ISBN: 978-0939950324.

1988

Buseck, P. R., J. M. Cowley and L. Eyring eds. 1988. High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy and Associated Techniques. Oxford University Press. New York. ISBN: 978-0195042757.

1985

Buseck, P. R. ed. 1985. High-Resolution Electron Microscopy. North Holland Press. Amsterdam.

Posters

2003

Perry, D., J. R. Anderson and P. R. Buseck. 2003. Analysis of atmospheric particles deposited onto mesquite leaves in the Central Arizona - Phoenix LTER area. Presented at February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2002

Perry, D. L., J. R. Anderson and P. R. Buseck. 2002. Analysis of atmospheric particles deposited onto mesquite leaves in the Central Arizona - Phoenix LTER area. Presented at the 20-24 May 2002, Fourth Symposium on the Urban Environment, American Meterological Society, Norfolk, VA. (link )

Perry, D., J. R. Anderson and P. R. Buseck. 2002. Analysis of atmospheric particles deposited onto mesquite leaves in the Central Arizona - Phoenix LTER area. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.