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Dr Sam Hammond

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Professional biography

I am a project officer in the Geochemistry Group at the Open University.  I run the quadrupole ICP-MS instrument, as well as the clean laboratory facilities.  In the group, we analyse a variety of geological and environmental samples for both trace element and isotopic composition (isotopes include Li, Mg, Cr, Fe, Rb, Sr, Mo, Te, Nd, Sm, Re, Os, Pb, Th, U)

We welcome any enquiries relating to commercial analyses or academic collaborations.  Please get in touch by email for further information.


Chalcophile element degassing at an active continental arc volcano (2024-02)
Mason, Emily M.; Edmonds, Marie; Hammond, Samantha; Ilyinskaya, Evgenia; Jenner, Frances; Kunz, Barbara; Nicholson, Emma J. and Velasquez, Gabriela
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 367 (pp. 72-86)

Geological insights from the newly discovered granite of Sif Island between Thwaites and Pine Island glaciers (2024)
Marschalek, James W.; Thomson, Stuart N.; Hillenbrand, Claus-Dieter; Vermeesch, Pieter; Siddoway, Christine; Carter, Andrew; Nichols, Keir; Rood, Dylan H.; Venturelli, Ryan A.; Hammond, Samantha J.; Wellner, Julia and van de Flierdt, Tina
Antarctic Science ((Early access))

Focused Mid‐Crustal Magma Intrusion During Continental Break‐Up in Ethiopia (2023)
Wong, Kevin; Ferguson, David; Wieser, Penny; Morgan, Daniel; Edmonds, Marie; Tadesse, Amdemichael Zafu; Yirgu, Gezahegn; Harvey, Jason and Hammond, Samantha
Geophysical Research Letters, 50, Article e2023GL103257(11)

The cadmium and zinc isotope compositions of the silicate Earth – implications for terrestrial volatile accretion (2022-12-01)
Pickard, Harvey; Palk, Emeliana; Schönbächler, Maria; Moore, Rebekah E.T.; Coles, Barry J.; Kreissig, Katharina; Nilsson-Kerr, Katrina; Hammond, Samantha J.; Takazawa, Eiichi; Hémond, Christophe; Tropper, Peter; Barfod, Dan N. and Rehkämper, Mark
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 338 (pp. 165-180)

The Magmatic Evolution and the Regional Context of the 1835 AD Osorno Volcano Products (41°06’S, Southern Chile) (2022-11)
Morgado, Eduardo; Morgan, Daniel J; Harvey, Jason; Castruccio, Angelo; Brahm, Raimundo; McGee, Lucy E; Parada, Miguel-Ángel; Georgiev, Bogomil and Hammond, Samantha J.
Journal of Petrology, 63, Article egac105(11)

Tracing Volatiles, Halogens, and Chalcophile Metals During Melt Evolution at the Tolbachik Monogenetic Field, Kamchatka (2022-09)
Iveson, Alexander A; Humphreys, Madeleine C S; Jenner, Frances E; Kunz, Barbara E; Savov, Ivan P; De Hoog, Jan C M; Churikova, Tatiana G; Gordeychik, Boris N; Hammond, Samantha J; Plechov, Pavel Yu; Blundy, Jon and Agostini, Samuele
Journal of Petrology, 63, Article egac087(9)

Lithium isotope behaviour during basalt weathering experiments amended with organic acids (2022-07-01)
Pogge von Strandmann, Philip A.E.; Liu, Xianyi; Liu, Chun-Yao; Wilson, David J.; Hammond, Samantha J.; Tarbuck, Gary; Aristilde, Ludmilla; Krause, Alexander J. and Fraser, Wesley T.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 328 (pp. 37-57)

Quaternary Collision-Zone Magmatism of the Greater Caucasus (2022-05)
Bewick, Sam; Parkinson, Ian J; Harris, Nigel; Adamia, Shota; Sadradze, Nino; Allen, Mark B and Hammond, Sam
Journal of Petrology, 63, Article egac037(5)

Constraints on the petrologic history of gabbroic shergottite Northwest Africa 6963 from pyroxene zoning profiles and electron backscattered diffraction (2021-09-20)
Wenzel, Andrea; Filiberto, Justin; Stephen, Natasha; Schwenzer, Susanne P. and Hammond, Samantha J.
Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 56(9) (pp. 1744-1757)

Mush remobilisation and mafic recharge: A study of the crystal cargo of the 2013–17 eruption at Volcán de Colima, Mexico (2021-08)
Hughes, Gerallt E.; Petrone, Chiara Maria; Downes, Hilary; Varley, Nick R. and Hammond, Samantha J.
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 416, Article 107296

Cavezzo—The double face of a meteorite: Mineralogy, petrography, and geochemistry of a very unusual chondrite (2021-07-19)
Pratesi, Giovanni; Moggi Cecchi, Vanni; Greenwood, Richard C.; Franchi, Ian A.; Hammond, Samantha J.; Di Martino, Mario; Barghini, Dario; Taricco, Carla; Carbognani, Albino and Gardiol, Daniele
Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 56(6) (pp. 1125-1150)

Thallium elemental and isotopic systematics in ocean island lavas (2021-05-15)
Brett, E.K.A.; Prytulak, J.; Rehkämper, M.; Hammond, S. J.; Chauvel, C.; Stracke, A. and Willbold, M.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 301 (pp. 187-210)

Cadmium isotope fractionation reveals genetic variation in Cd uptake and translocation by Theobroma cacao and role of natural resistance-associated macrophage protein 5 and heavy metal ATPase-family transporters (2020-05-01)
Moore, Rebekah E. T.; Ullah, Ihsan; de Oliveira, Vinicius H.; Hammond, Samantha J.; Strekopytov, Stanislav; Tibbett, Mark; Dunwell, Jim M. and Rehkämper, Mark
Horticulture research, 7, Article 71(1)

Evolution of the melt source during protracted crustal anatexis: An example from the Bhutan Himalaya (2020)
Hopkinson, Thomas; Harris, Nigel; Roberts, Nick M.W.; Warren, Clare J.; Hammond, Sam; Spencer, Christopher J. and Parrish, Randall R.
Geology, 48(1) (pp. 87-91)

Cu and Zn isotope fractionation during extreme chemical weathering (2019-10-15)
Little, Susan H.; Munson, Sophie; Prytulak, Julie; Coles, Barry J.; Hammond, Samantha J. and Widdowson, Mike
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 263 (pp. 85-107)

Chalcophile element processing beneath a continental arc stratovolcano (2019-09-15)
Cox, Daniel; Watt, Sebastian F.L.; Jenner, Frances E.; Hastie, Alan R. and Hammond, Samantha J.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 522 (pp. 1-11)

Experimental determination of Li isotope behaviour during basalt weathering (2019-07-05)
Pogge von Strandmann, Philip A.E.; Fraser, Wesley T.; Hammond, Sam; Tarbuck, Gary; Wood, Ian G.; Oelkers, Eric H. and Murphy, Melissa J.
Chemical Geology, 517 (pp. 34-43)

Localised heating and intensive magmatic conditions prior to the 22–23 April 2015 Calbuco volcano eruption (Southern Chile) (2019-04)
Morgado, Eduardo; Morgan, Daniel J.; Harvey, Jason; Parada, Miguel-Ángel; Castruccio, Angelo; Brahm, Raimundo; Gutiérrez, Francisco; Georgiev, Bogomil and Hammond, Samantha J.
Bulletin of Volcanology, 81, Article 24(4)

Role of Asian summer monsoon subsystems in the inter-hemispheric progression of deglaciation (2019-03-18)
Nilsson-Kerr, K.; Anand, P.; Sexton, P. F.; Leng, M. J.; Misra, S.; Clemens, S. C. and Hammond, S. J.
Nature Geoscience, 12 (pp. 290-295)

Thallium concentration and thallium isotope composition of lateritic terrains (2018-10-15)
Howarth, S.; Prytulak, J.; Little, S.H.; Hammond, S. J and Widdowson, M.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 239 (pp. 446-462)

Thallium Mass Fraction and Stable Isotope Ratios of Sixteen Geological Reference Materials (2018-09)
Brett, Alex; Prytulak, Julie; Hammond, Samantha J. and Rehkämper, Mark
Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 42(3) (pp. 339-360)

Geochemical fingerprints of glacially eroded bedrock from West Antarctica: Detrital thermochronology, radiogenic isotope systematics and trace element geochemistry in Late Holocene glacial-marine sediments (2018-07)
Simões Pereira, Patric; van de Flierdt, Tina; Hemming, Sidney R.; Hammond, Samantha J.; Kuhn, Gerhard; Brachfeld, Stefanie; Doherty, Cathleen and Hillenbrand, Claus-Dieter
Earth-Science Reviews, 182 (pp. 204-232)

Antarctic climate, Southern Ocean circulation patterns, and deep water formation during the Eocene (2017-07)
Huck, Claire E.; van de Flierdt, Tina; Bohaty, Steven M. and Hammond, Samantha J.
Paleoceanography, 32(7) (pp. 674-691)

The mineralogy, petrology, and composition of anomalous eucrite Emmaville (2017-04)
Barrett, T. J.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; Greenwood, R. C.; Charlier, B. L. A.; Hammond, S.; Ross, D. K.; Anand, M.; Franchi, I. A.; Abernethy, F. A. J. and Grady, M. M.
Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 52(4) (pp. 656-668)

A geochemical study of the winonaites: Evidence for limited partial melting and constraints on the precursor composition (2017-02-15)
Hunt, Alison C.; Benedix, Gretchen K.; Hammond, Samantha J.; Bland, Philip A.; Rehkämper, Mark; Kreissig, Katharina and Strekopytov, Stanislav
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 199 (pp. 13-30)

Robustness of fossil fish teeth for seawater neodymium isotope reconstructions under variable redox conditions in an ancient shallow marine setting (2016-03-07)
Huck, Claire E.; van de Flierdt, Tina; Jiménez-Espejo, Francisco J.; Bohaty, Steven M.; Röhl, Ursula and Hammond, Samantha J.
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 17(3) (pp. 679-698)

Quantifying noble gas contamination during terrestrial alteration in Martian meteorites from Antarctica (2013-06)
Schwenzer, S. P.; Greenwood, R. C.; Kelley, S. P.; Ott, U.; Tindle, A. G.; Haubold, R.; Herrmann, S.; Gibson, J. M.; Anand, M.; Hammond, S. and Franchi, I. A.
Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 48(6) (pp. 929-954)

Fully protected glycosylated zinc (II) phthalocyanine shows high uptake and photodynamic cytotoxicity in MCF-7 cancer cells (2013-01)
Kimani, Stanley; Shmigol, Tatiana; Hammond, Samantha; Phillips, James B.; Bruce, James I.; MacRobert, Alexander J.; Malakhov, Mikhail V. and Golding, Jon P.
Photochemistry and Photobiology, 89(1) (pp. 139-149)

Tectonic implications of garnet-bearing mantle xenoliths exhumed by Quaternary magmatism in the Hangay dome, central Mongolia (2010)
Harris, Nigel; Hunt, Alison; Parkinson, Ian; Tindle, Andrew; Yondon, Magisuren and Hammond, Samantha
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 160(1) (pp. 67-81)

High-temperature lithium isotope fractionation: Insights from lithium isotope diffusion in magmatic systems (2007-05-30)
Parkinson, Ian J.; Hammond, Samantha J.; James, Rachael H. and Rogers, Nick W.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 257(3-4) (pp. 609-621)

Crystallization history of gabbroic shergottite NWA 6963 as revealed by pyroxene zoning (2017-03)
Meado, A. L.; Schwenzer, S. P.; Hammond, S. J. and Filiberto, J.
In : 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (20-24 Mar 2017, Houston)

Chemical evolution of Himalayan leucogranites based on an O, U-Pb and Hf study of zircon (2015-04)
Hopkinson, Thomas N.; Warren, Clare J.; Harris, Nigel B. W.; Hammond, Samantha J. and Parrish, Randall R.
In : European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015 (12-17 Apr 2015, Vienna, Austria)

Cold desert alteration of Martian meteorites: mixed news from noble gases, trace elements and oxygen isotopes (2012)
Schwenzer, S. P.; Anand, M.; Franchi, I. A.; Gibson, J. M.; Greenwood, R. C.; Hammond, S.; Haubold, R.; Herrmann, S.; Kelley, S. P.; Ott, U. and Tindle, A. G.
In : 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (19-23 Mar 2012, The Woodlands, TX, USA)

Mineralogical and geochemical investigations of mare basalts from the Appollo Collection (2008)
Hallis, L. J.; Anand, M.; Russell, S. S.; Terada, K.; Rogers, N. and Hammond, S.
In : 71st Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting (28 Jul - 01 Aug 2008, Matsue, Japan)