Publications and Presentations

Research articles
Conference presentations
Information resources

Research articles

Toward the wider application of 29Si NMR spectroscopy to paramagnetic transition metal silicate minerals and glasses: Fe(II), Co(II), and Ni(II) silicates Stebbins, J.F, McCarty, R.J., and Palke, A.C. (2018)

Constraints on aluminum and scandium substitution mechanisms in forsterite, periclase, and larnite: High-resolution NMR. McCarty, R.J., and Stebbins, J.F. (2017)

Solid-state NMR and short-range order in crystalline oxides and silicates: a new tool in paramagnetic resonances. Stebbins, J.F., McCarty, R.J., and Palke, A.C. (2018)

Investigating Lanthanide Dopant Distributions in Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (YAG) Using Solid State Paramagnetic NMR. McCarty, R.J., and Stebbins, J.F. (2016)

Transition metal dopant cation distributions in MgO and CaO: new inferences from paramagnetic shifts in 17O, 25Mg and 43Ca NMR spectra. McCarty, R.J., and Stebbins, J.F. (2016)

Direct water decomposition on transition metal surfaces: Structural dependence and catalytic screening. Tsai C., Lee K., Suk Yoo, J., Liu, X., Aljama, H., Chen, L.D., Dickens, C.F., Geisler, T.S., Guido, C.J., Joseph, T.M., Kirk, C.S., Latimer, A.A., Loong, B., McCarty, R.J., Montoya, J.H., Power, L., Singh, A.R., Willis, J.J., Winterkorn, M.M., Yuan, M., Zhao, Z., Wilcox, J., and Norskov, J.K. (2016)

Transition metal cation site preferences in forsterite (Mg2SiO4) determined from paramagnetically shifted NMR resonances. McCarty, R.J., Palke, A.C., Stebbins, J.F., and Hartman, J.S. (2015)

Estimating accuracy of 17O NMR measurements in oxide glasses: Constraints and evidence from crystalline and glassy calcium and barium silicates. Thompson, L.M., McCarty, R.J., and Stebbins, J.F. (2012)


Conference presentations

NMR Technique for Determining Transition Metal Cation Distribution at Low Concentrations Demonstrated Using Periclase (MgO) and CaO. McCarty, R.J., and Stebbins, J.F. (2016) American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, abstract MR12A-09.

Nuclear magnetic resonance observations of octahedral aluminum in forsterite, clinoenstatite and periclase. McCarty, R.J., Stebbins, J.F. (2015) American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, abstract MR13A-2674.

NMR Spectroscopy of paramagnetic doped ceramics to determine site occupancy and distribution. McCarty, R.J., and Stebbins, J.F. (2015) Materials Science & Technology 2015, Columbus, OH.

The site preference and distribution of low concentration elements in forsterite as determined by NMR. McCarty, R.J., Palke, A.C., and Stebbins, J.F. (2014) 2014 Goldschmidt Conference, Sacramento, CA, abstract 1638.

A 29Si MAS NMR study of transition metal site occupancy in forsterite. McCarty, R.J., Palke, A.C., Stebbins, J.F., and Hartman, J.S. (2012) American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, abstract MR11A-2470.


Information resources

Websites: (I've heard they are like books of the future)

Solid State NMR A collection of info and tutorials useful to the NMR community. Long term goals include a repository of Solid state NMR inorganic data. Monthly average 260 unique viewers. Most popular page: Labs

Modern Geology A website for college professors and their diligent students. Long term goals include a complete set of labs and an OER textbook with chapters written by experts in each sub-field. Monthly average unique 200 page viewers.

Density Functional Theory 123 Under development: An outreach module to enable community college professors to motivate students towards degrees in chemistry by exposing them early to the exciting field of computational chemistry.


My thesis: (I've heard it's like journal articles stapled together)

Minor element distribution and site preference in geological and technological crystals Ryan J. McCarty (2017). I wrote the introductory chapters with a beginning grad student in mind, intending to help introduce students to the theory of paramagnetic Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.