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Martins ML,  Gates WP, Michot L, Ferrage E, Marry V, Bordallo HN. 2014. Neutron scattering, a powerful tool to study clay minerals. Applied Clay Science, 96: 22-35.


Hocking RK, Malaeb R, Gates WP, Patti AF, Chang LSY, Devlin G, MacFarlane DR, Spiccia L. 2014. Formation of nanoparticulate birnessite-like phases in purported molecular water oxidation catalytic systems.  Chemcatchem, 6: 2028-2038.


Bouazza A, Gates WP. 2014. Overview of performance compatibility issues of GCLs with respect to leachates of extreme chemistry.  Geosynthetics International. 21: 151-167.


Liu Y, Gates WP, Bouazza A, Rowe K. 2014. Fluid loss as a quick method to evaluate hydraulic conductivity of geosynthetic clay liners under acidic conditions. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 51: 158-163.


Abuel-Naga H, Bouazza A, Gates WP. 2013. Impact of bentonite form on the thermal evolution of the hydraulic conductivity of geosynthetic clay liners.  Geotechnique Letters 3, 26-30.


Turney TW, Patti A, Gates WP, Shaheen U, Kulasegaram S. 2013. Formation of glycerol carbonate from glycerol and urea catalysed by metal monoglycerolates.  Green Chemistry. 15: 1925-1931.


Abuel-Naga H, Bouazza A, Gates WP. 2013. Impact of bentonite form on the thermal evolution of the hydraulic conductivity of geosynthetic clay liners.  Geotechnique Letters. 3:26-30.


Liu Y., Gates WP, Bouazza A. 2013.  Acid induced degradation of the bentonite component used in geosynthetic clay liners.  Geotextiles and geomembranes. 36:71-80.


Hocking RK, Gates WP, Cashion JD. 2012. Comment on “Direct observation of tetrahedrally coordinated Fe(III) in ferrihydrite”.  Environmental Science and Technology. 46:11471-11472.


Mendes A, Sanjayan J, Gates WP, Collins F. 2012. The influence of water absorption and porosity on the deterioration of cement paste and concrete exposed to elevated temperatures, as in a fire event.

Cement and Concrete Composites.  34: 1067-1074.


Buckley J, Gates WP, Gibbs DT. 2012. Forensic examination of field GCL performance in landfill capping and mining containment applications.  Geotextiles and Geomembranes. 33:7-14.


Gates WP, Bordallo H, Aldridge LP, Seydel T, Jacobsen H, Marry V, Churchman GJ.  2012. Neutron time-of-flight quantification of water desorption isotherms of montmorillonite. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C: 116:5558-5570.


Bishop JL, Gates WP, Makarewicz HD, McKeown NK, Hiroi T. 2011. Reflectance spectroscopy of beidellites and their importance for Mars.  Clays and Clay Minerals, 59:367-397.


Mendes A, Gates WP, Sanjayan JG, Collins F. 2011.  NMR, XRD, IR and Synchrotron NEXAFS spectroscopic study of OPC and OPC/slag cement paste. Materials and Structures, 44:1773-1791.


Wallis PJ, Gates WP, Patti AF, Scott JL.  2011. Catalytic activity of choline modified Fe(III) montmorillonite. Applied Clay Science 53:336-340.


Gates WP, Hines P, Bouazza A. 2011. SEM study of mineralogical changes to GCLs following permeation by strongly alkaline leachates.  Geotechnical Special Publication 211:2021-2030.


Gates WP, Bouazza A. 2010. Bentonite transformations in strongly alkaline solutions.  Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 28:219-225.

Arhatari BD, Gates WP, Eshtiaghi N, Peele AG. 2010. Phase retrieval tomography in the presence of noise. Journal of Applied Physics, 107:034904-1-7.


Benson CH, Oren AH, Gates WP. 2010. Hydraulic conductivity of two geosynthetic clay liners permeated with alkaline leachate. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 28:206-218.


Hornsey WP, Scheirs J, Gates WP, Bouazza A. 2010. The impact of mining solutions/liquors on geosynthetics. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 28:191-198.


Wallis PJ, Chaffee AL, Gates WP, Patti AF, Scott JL. 2010. Partial exchange of Fe(III) montmorillonite with hexadecyltrimethylammonium cation increases catalytic activity for hydrophobic surfaces.  Langmuir, 26:4258-4265.


Cashion JD, Gates WP, Riley GM. 2010. Origin of two quadrupole doublets in NAu-1 nontronite. Journal of Physics: Conference Series No 012065.


Gates WP, Bouazza A, Churchman GJ. 2009. Bentonite clay keeps pollutants at bay.  Elements. 6: 5:105-110.


Bouazza A, Gates WP, Ranjith PG. 2008. Hydraulic conductivity of biopolymer-treated silty sand.  Géotechnique. 59:71-72.


Bordallo HN, Aldridge LP, Churchman GJ, Gates WP, Telling MTF, Kiefer K, Fouquet P, Seydel T, Kimber SA. 2008. Quasi-Elastic Neutron Scattering Studies on Clay Interlayer-Space Highlighting the Effect of the Cation in Confined Water Dynamics J. Physical Chemistry C. 112:13982-13991.


Gates WP. 2008. Cation mass – valence sum approach to assigning OH bending bands in dioctahedral smectites.  Clays and Clay Minerals. 56:11-23.


Cashion JD, Gates WP, Thomson A.  2008.  Mössbauer and IR analysis of iron sites in four ferruginous smectites.  Clay Minerals.  43:1-11.


Wallis PJ, Gates WP, Patti, AF, Scot, JL, Teoh E.  2007. Assessing and improving the catalytic activity of K-10 montmorillonite.  Green Chemistry. 9:1-8.


Slade PG, Gates WP.  2007.  HDTMA in the interlayers of high charge Llano vermiculite.  Clays and Clay Minerals. 55:131-139.


Galbally I, Meyer M, Bentley S, Weeks I, Leuning R, Kelly K, Phillips F, Barker-Reid F, Gates WP, Baigent R, Eckard R, Grace P.  2005. A study of environmental and management drivers of non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions in Australian agro-ecosystems.  Environmental Sciences. 2:133-142.


Gates WP.  2004. Crystalline swelling of organo-modified clays in ethanol-water solutions.  Applied Clay Science. 27:1-12.


Gates WP, Nefiodovas A, Peter P. 2004. Permeability of an organo-modified bentonite to ethanol-water solutions. Clays and Clay Minerals. 52:192-203.


Slade PG, Gates WP.  2004.  The ordering of HDTMA in the interlayers of vermiculite and the influence of solvents.  Clays and Clay Minerals. 52:204-211.


Slade PG, Gates WP. 2004. The swelling of HDTMA smectites as influenced by their preparation and layer charges.  Applied Clay Science. 25:93-101.


Singh N, Megharaj M, Gates WP, Churchman GJ, Naidu R, Kookana RS. 2004. Sorption-desorption of fenamiphos in surfactant-modified clays. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 72:276-282.


Singh N, Megharaj M, Gates WP, Churchman GJ, Anderson J, Kookana RS, Naidu R, Chen Z, Slade PG, Sethunathan N. 2003.  Bioavailability of an organophosphate pesticide, fenamiphos, sorbed on an organo-clay.  Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 51:2653-2658.


Krull ES, Bestland EA, Gates WP. 2002. Soil organic matter decomposition and turnover in a tropical ultisol: Evidence from d13C and d15N and geochemistry. Radiocarbon. 44, 93-112.


Favre F, Tessier D, Delarivičre JL, Maeght JL, Abdelmoula M, Génin JM, Hammecker C, Gates WP, Boivin P. 2002. Iron reduction and CEC changes in temporarily reduced irrigated soil. European Journal of Soil Science. 53:175-183.


Gates WP, Slade PG, Lanson B, Manceau A. 2002.  Site occupancies by iron in nontronites. Clays and Clay Minerals.  50:223-239.


Gates WP, Anderson J, Raven MD, Churchman GJ. 2002. Mineralogy of a bentonite from Miles, Queensland, Australia and characterization of its acid activation products. Applied Clay Science. 20, 189-197.


Nzengung VA, Castillo RM, Gates WP, Mills GL. 2001. Abiotic transformation of perchloroethylene in homogeneous dithionite solution and in suspensions of dithionite-treated clay minerals. Environmental Science and Technology.  35:2244-2251.


Keeling J, Raven M, Gates WP.  2000.  Geology and preliminary characterisation of two nontronites from Uley graphite mine, South Australia.  Clays and Clay Minerals. 48:537-548.


Gates WP, Komadel P, Madejová J, Bujdák J, Stucki JW, Kirkpatrick RJ. 2000. Electronic and structural properties of reduced-charge montmorillonites. Applied Clay Science. 16:257-271.


Frost RL, Ruan H, Kloprogge JT, Gates WP. 2000.  Dehydration and dehydroxylation of nontronites and ferruginous smectite.  Thermochimica Acta. 346:63-72.


Manceau A, Drits VA, Lanson B, Chateigner D, Wu J, Huo DF, Gates WP, Stucki JW. 2000. Oxidation-reduction mechanisms of iron in dioctahedral smectites. 2. Structural chemistry of reduced Garfield nontronite.  American Mineralogist. 85:153-172.


Manceau A, Lanson B, Drits VA, Chateigner D, Gates WP, Wu J, Huo DF, Stucki JW. 2000. Oxidation-reduction mechanisms of iron in dioctahedral smectites. 1. Structural chemistry of oxidized reference nontronites.  American Mineralogist. 85:133-152.


Gates WP, Juanet AM, Tessier D, Cole MA, Wilkinson HT, Stucki JW. 1998. Swelling and texture of iron-bearing smectites reduced by bacteria. Clays and Clay Minerals. 46:487-497.


Ernstsen V, Gates WP, Stucki JW. 1998. Microbial reduction of structural iron in clays - a renewable source of reduction capacity.  Journal of Environmental Quality. 27:761-766.


Manceau A, Chateigner D, Gates WP. 1998. Polarized EXAFS, distance-valence least-squares modeling (DLVS), and quantitative texture analysis approaches to the structural refinement of Garfield nontronite.  Physics and Chemistry of Minerals. 25:347-365.


Suchá V, Elsass F, Eberl DD, Kuchta L, Madejová J, Gates WP, Komadel P. 1998. Hydrothermal synthesis of ammonium illite. American Mineralogist. 83:58-67.


Gates WP, Hunter DB, Nuessle PR, Bertsch PM. 1997. A time resolved XANES study of an organo-clay redox system. Proceedings of the 9th International conference on X-ray absorption fine structure, Grenoble, France.  J.  Physics, IV, France. 7:C2, 785-787.


Manceau A, Gates WP. 1997. Surface structural model for ferrihydrite. Clays and Clay Minerals.  45:448-460.


Gates WP, Stucki JW, Kirkpatrick RJ. 1996. Structural properties of reduced Upton montmorillonite.  Physics and Chemistry of Minerals.  23, 535-541.


Madejová J, Bujdák J, Gates WP, Komadel P. 1996. Preparation and infrared spectroscopic characterization of reduced-charge montmorillonite with various Li content. Clay Minerals. 31:233-24.


Komadel P, Madejová J, Janek M, Gates WP, Kirkpatrick RJ, Stucki JW. 1995. Dissolution of hectorite in inorganic acids.  Clays and Clay Minerals.  44, 228-236.


Gates WP, Wilkinson HT, Stucki JW. 1993. Swelling properties of microbially reduced ferruginous smectite. Clays and Clay Minerals. 41:360-364.