Publications:

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Preprints under review and accepted manuscripts:

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L.M. Otter, K. Eder, M.R. Kilburn, L. Yang, P. O’Reilly, D.B. Nowak, J.M. Cairney, D.E. Jacob (under review). Growth dynamics and amorphous-to-crystalline phase transformation in natural nacre.

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Published peer-reviewed journal articles:

 

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U. Weis, B. Stoll, M.W. Förster, K. Hell, V. Kaiser, L.M. Otter, K.P. Jochum (2022). Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research Bibliographic Review 2020. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, Vol. 46(1), 129-134.

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J. Gim, A. Koch, L.M. Otter, B.H. Savitzky, S. Erland, L.A. Estroff, D.E. Jacob, R. Hovden (2021): The Mesoscale Order of Nacreous Pearls. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 118 (42).

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L.M. Otter*, M.W. Förster*, E. Belousova, P. O’Reilly, D. Nowak, S. Park, S. Clark, S.F. Foley, D.E. Jacob (2021): Nanoscale Chemical Imaging by Photo-Induced Force Microscopy: Technical Aspects and Application to the Geosciences. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, Vol. 45(1), p. 5 – 27.

*Authors contributed equally.

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U. Weis, B. Stoll, J. Arns, M.W. Förster, V. Kaiser, L.M. Otter, L. Reichstein, and K.P. Jochum (2021): Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research Bibliographic Review 2019. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, Vol. 45(1), p. 29 – 35.

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L.M. Otter, D.S. Macholdt, K.P. Jochum, B. Stoll, U. Weis, B. Weber, D. Scholz, G.H. Haug, A.M. Al-Amri, M.O. Andreae (2020): Geochemical Insights into the Relationship of Rock Varnish and Adjacent Mineral Dust Fractions. Chemical Geology, 551, 119775.

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Click here to see the supplementary PDF containing details on the new LA-ICP-MS depth profiling technique, XRD protocol, and additional geochemical plots and sample photos and click here to see the supplementary data tables

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M.W. Förster, A. Zemlitskaya, L.M. Otter, S. Buhre, F. Sirocko (2020): Late Pleistocene Eifel eruptions: Insights from clinopyroxene and glass geochemistry of tephra layers from Eifel Laminated Sediment Archive sediment cores. Journal of Quaternary Science, special issue: Intav Tephra, 35 (1-2), 186-198.

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L.M. Otter, O.B. Agbaje, M.R. Kilburn, C. Lenz, H. Henry, P. Trimby, P. Hoppe, D.E. Jacob (2019): Insights into architecture, growth dynamics, and biomineralization from pulsed Sr-labelled Katelysia rhytiphora shells (Mollusca, Bivalvia). Biogeosciences, 16, 3439–3455.

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K. Eder, L.M. Otter, L. Yang, D.E. Jacob, J.M. Cairney (2019): Overcoming Challenges Associated with the Analysis of Nacre by Atom Probe Tomography. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 43(3), p. 385–395.

Click here to read publication and click here to see the supplementary figure showing the APT mass spectra containing the organic membrane or click here to access the supplementary table containing the full list of complex ions present in the mass spectrum of the APT data-set containing the organic membrane

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N. Sturman, L.M. Otter, A. Homkrajae, A. Manustrong, N. Nilpetploy, K. Lawanwong, P. Kessrapong, K.P. Jochum, B. Stoll, B., H. Götz, D.E. Jacob (2019): A Pearl Identification Challenge. Gems & Gemology, 54(2), 229–243. Click here for Open Access

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J. Gim, N. Schnitzer, L.M. Otter, Y. Cui, S. Motreuil, F. Marin, S.E. Wolf, D.E. Jacob, A. Misra, R. Hovden. (2019): Nanoscale deformation mechanics reveal resilience in nacre of Pinna nobilis shell. Nature Communications, 10 (1), 1-8.

Click here for Open Access and click here to access the supplementary informationSee the supplementary movies that add additional value to the in-situ indentation experiments performed during bright field TEM imaging presented together with correlated load-displacement curves: Movie 1: nacre cross-section highlighting the rotation and deformation of aragonite nanograins and nano-scale organic inclusions, Movie 2: nacre cross-section showing strain contours, crack propagation being deflected by organic inclusions and membranes confining structural failure to individual tablets preserving the architecture, Movie 3: prismatic calcite cross-section showing this architecture behaves stiffer than nacre but absorbs significantly less mechanical energy, lastly Movie 4: shows geological aragonite to behave similar like the bio-calcite in that it is stiffer but absorbs less mechanical energy

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D.E. Jacob, B. Ruthensteiner, P. Trimby, H. Henry, S.O. Martha, L.M. Otter, J. Scholz. (2019): Architecture of Anoteropora latirostris (Bryozoa, Cheilostomata) and implications for their biomineralization. Nature Scientific Reports, 9:11439, 1–13.

Click here for Open Access and click here to download the supplementary MS Word document, or click here to see a 3D video animation that shows the individual zooids and their interconnection within the colony (I recommend the free and open source VLC media player) or click here to see the EBSD map shown in Figure 6c in higher resolution

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L.T.T. Huong, L.M. Otter, M.W. Foerster, C.A. Hauzenberger, K. Krenn, O. Alard, D.S. Macholdt, U. Weis, B. Stoll, K.P. Jochum (2018): Femtosecond-laser ablation-ICP-mass spectrometry and CHNS elemental analyzer reveal trace element characteristics of danburite from Mexico, Tanzania, and Vietnam. Minerals, 8 (6), 234. Invited, fully sponsored article.

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L.M. Otter, O.B. Agbaje, L.T.T.  Huong, T. Häger, D.E. Jacob (2017): Akoya Cultured Pearl Farming in Eastern Australia. Gems & Gemology, 53 (4), 423–437.

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L.T.T. Huong, L.M. Otter, U. Weis, Tim Ullmann, W. Hofmeister, U. Weis, K.P. Jochum (2016): A New Find of Danburite in the Luc Yen Mining Area, Vietnam. Gems & Gemology, 52 (4), 393–401.

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D.S. Macholdt, K.P. Jochum, S.A. Wilson, L.M. Otter, B. Stoll, Ulrike Weis, M.O. Andreae (2016): Investigation of the suitability of Mn- and Fe-rich reference materials for microanalytical research. Geostandards & Geoanalytical Research, Vol. 40(4), p 493–504.

Click here to read publication and click here to download the supplementary material containing additional data on natural nodule powders, geochemical characteristics of FeMnOx-1 and other analytical details

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U. Weis, B. Schwager, U. Nohl, P. Karlowski, L.M. Otter, B. Stoll, K.P. Jochum (2016): Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research Bibliographic Review 2015. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, Vol. 40(4), p. 599–601.

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K.P. Jochum, S.A. Wilson, H. Becker, D. Garbe-Schönberg, N. Groschopf, Y. Kadlag; D.S. Macholdt, R. Mertz-Kraus, L.M. Otter, B. Stoll, A. Stracke (2016): FeMnOx-1: A microanalytical reference material for the investigation of Mn-Fe rich geological samples. Chemical Geology, Vol. 432, p. 34–40.

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U. Weis, B. Schwager, U. Nohl, L.M. Otter, B. Stoll, P. Karlowski, K.P. Jochum (2015): Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research Bibliographic Review 2014. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, Vol. 39(4), p. 497–500.

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L.M. Otter, U. Wehrmeister, F. Enzmann, M. Wolf, D. E. Jacob (2014): A Look inside a Remarkably Large Beaded South Sea Cultured Pearl. Gems & Gemology, 50(1).

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Other non-peer-reviewed publications:

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L.T.T. Huong, L.M. Otter, U. Weis, T. Ullmann, W. Hofmeister, T. Haeger, K.P. Jochum (2017): Charakterisierung Gelber Danburite aus Luc Yen, Vietnam. Gemmologie - Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gemmologischen Gesellschaft, 66/1-2, p. 41–52.

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L.M. Otter, U. Wehrmeister, F. Enzmann, M. Wolf, D. E. Jacob (2014): Einblicke in eine außergewöhnlich große Südseezuchtperle mittels Röntgen-Computertomographie. Gemmologie - Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gemmologischen Gesellschaft, 63/3-4, p. 73–84.