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Dr Anthony Bell

Senior X-Ray Technician


Summary

Tony Bell graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BSc in Chemistry in 1984. He went on to specialise in synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction and solid-state chemistry. He subsequently gained an MSc in Chemistry from the University of Keele in 1992 and then a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge in 1999.

He returned to Sheffield in September 2015. He now runs the MERI X-Ray laboratory and is responsible for two X-Ray powder diffractometers and one X-Ray fluorescence spectrometer.

About

Tony discovered X-Ray diffraction in his final year at the University of Sheffield. His first job was doing X-Ray powder diffraction with AEA Technology near Preston (1985-90). He then returned to academia, working at the Daresbury Synchrotron Radiation Source (1990-1995) before studying for his PhD in solid state chemistry at Cambridge as a mature student.

After Cambridge he had postdocs in Montpellier (France), Oxford and Manchester before returning to Daresbury in 2005. After the closure of the Daresbury SRS in 2008 he went to work on the DORIS synchrotron in Hamburg, Germany 2009-2012. Returning to the UK he worked as an X-Ray powder diffraction and SEM experimental officer at Newcastle University.

Now at Hallam he runs the X-Ray laboratory and is responsible for two X-Ray powder diffractometers (XRD) and one X-Ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer.

Tony is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC, C.Chem) and the British Crystallographic Association.

As senior X-Ray technician Tony is responsible for the safe operation of the three X-ray sets in MERI, two for XRD and one XRF. He is also a Radiation Protection Supervisor for MERI. Tony assists MERI staff and students with analyses of XRD and XRF data collected on their samples.

Tony's specialist area of interest is in structural chemistry of minerals.

Research

Collaborators


Tony collaborates with Professor Henderson, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester, in mineral crystal structure determinations

Publications

Kilinc, E., Bell, A.M.T., Bingham, P.A., & Hand, R.J. (2021). Effects of composition and phase relations on mechanical properties and crystallization of silicate glasses. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 104 (8), 3921-3946. http://doi.org/10.1111/jace.17784

Bell, A.M.T. (2021). Rietveld refinement of the low temperature crystal structures of Cs2XSi5O12 (X = Cu, Cd and Zn). European Journal of Chemistry, 12 (1), 60-63. http://doi.org/10.5155/eurjchem.12.1.60-63.2089

Riedesel, S., Bell, A., Duller, G.A.T., Finch, A.A., Jain, M., King, G.E., ... Roberts, H.M. (2021). Exploring sources of variation in thermoluminescence emissions and anomalous fading in alkali feldspars. Radiation Measurements, 141, 106541. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2021.106541

Muhammed, K., Scrimshire, A., Sterianou, I., Bell, A., & Bingham, P. (2020). Physical properties and sinterability of pure and iron-doped bismuth sodium titanate ceramics. Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society, 56 (4), 1441-1449. http://doi.org/10.1007/s41779-020-00461-5

Bell, A., Backhouse, D., Deng, W., Eales, J., Kilinc, E., Love, K., ... Bingham, P. (2020). X-Ray fluorescence analysis of feldspars and silicate glass: effects of melting time on fused bead consistency and volatilisation. Minerals, 10 (5), 442. http://doi.org/10.3390/min10050442

Bell, A.M.T., Backhouse, D.J., Deng, W., Eales, J.D., Kilinc, E., Love, K., ... Bingham, P.A. (2020). X-ray Fluorescence Analysis of Feldspars and Silicate Glass: Effects of Melting Time on Fused Bead Consistency and Volatilisation. Minerals, 10 (5), e442. http://doi.org/10.3390/min10050442

Bell, A., & Henderson, C.M.B. (2019). Tetragonal-cubic phase transition in KGaSi2O6 synthetic leucite analogue and its probable mechanism. Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 284, 121142. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jssc.2019.121142

Aziz, A.A., Mercone, S., Lobo, R.P.S.M., Dias, A., Moreira, R.L., Bell, A., ... Feteira, A. (2019). Synthesis and characterisation of the vibrational and electrical properties of antiferromagnetic 6L-Ba2CoTeO6 ceramics. Dalton Transactions, 48 (29), 11112-11121. http://doi.org/10.1039/C9DT00418A

Bell, A. (2019). A study of possible extra-framework cation ordering in Pbca leucite structures with stoichiometry RbCsX2+Si5O12 (X = Mg, Ni,Cd). Powder Diffraction, 34 (S1), S2-S7. http://doi.org/10.1017/S0885715619000071

Duncan, O., Clegg, F., Essa, A., Bell, A., Foster, L., Allen, T., & Alderson, A. (2019). Effects of heat exposure and volumetric compression on Poisson's ratios, Young's moduli and polymeric composition during thermo-mechanical conversion of auxetic open cell polyurethane foam. physica status solidi (b), 256 (1). http://doi.org/10.1002/pssb.201800393

Laycock, E., Pirrie, D., Clegg, F., Bell, A., & Bidwell, P. (2018). An investigation to establish the source of the Roman lime mortars used in Wallsend, UK. Construction & Building Materials, 196, 611-625. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.11.108

Mary, N., Rebours, M., Castel, E., Vaishnav, S., Deng, W., Bell, A., ... Bingham, P. (2018). Enhanced thermal stability of high-bismuth borate glasses by addition of iron. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2018.07.061

Bell, A., & Henderson, C.M.B. (2018). Crystal structures of K2[XSi5O12] (X = Fe2+, Co, Zn) and Rb2[XSi5O12] (X = Mn) leucites: comparison of monoclinic P21/c and Iad polymorph structures and inverse relationship between tetrahedral cation (T = Si and X)—O bond distances and intertetrahedral T—O—T angles. Acta crystallographica Section B, Structural science, crystal engineering and materials, 74 (3), 274-286. http://doi.org/10.1107/S2052520618004092

Deluca, M., JLaihawi, Z., Reichmann, K., Bell, A., & Feteira, A. (2018). Remarkable impact of low BiYbO3 doping levels on the localstructure and phase transitions of BaTiO3. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6 (13), 5443-5451. http://doi.org/10.1039/c7ta11096k

Scrimshire, A., Lobera, A., Bell, A.M.T., Jones, A.H., Sterianou, I., Forder, S.D., & Bingham, P.A. (2018). Determination of Debye temperatures and Lamb-Mössbauer factors for LnFeO3 orthoferrite perovskites (Ln  =  La, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd). J Phys Condens Matter, 30 (10), 105704. http://doi.org/10.1088/1361-648X/aaab7d

Scrimshire, A., Lobera, A., Bell, A., Jones, H., Sterianou, I., & Bingham, P. (2018). Determination of Debye Temperatures and Lamb-Mössbauer Factors for LnFeO3 Orthoferrite Perovskites (Ln = La, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd). Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 30 (10). http://doi.org/10.1088/1361-648X/aaab7d

Henderson, C.M.B., Bell, A., & Knight, K.S. (2017). Variable stoichiometry in tectosilicates having the leucite/pollucite-type structure with particular emphasis on modelling the interframework cavity cation environment. Journal of solid state chemistry, 251, 90-104. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jssc.2017.04.013

Henderson, M., Charnock, J., Bell, A., & van der Laan, G. (2016). X-ray absorption study of 3d transition-metals and Mg in glasses and analogue crystalline materials in AFe3+Si2O6 and A2X2+Si5O12, whereA = K, Rb, or Cs and X = Mg, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, or Zn. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 451, 23-48. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2016.05.016

Bell, A.M.T., & Henderson, C.M.B. (2016). Rietveld refinement of the crystal structures of Rb2X Si5O12 (X = Ni, Mn). Acta Crystallographica Section E, E72 (2), 249-252. http://doi.org/10.1107/S2056989016001390

Minikayev, R., Dynowska, E., Witkowska, B., Bell, A., & Szuszkiewicz, W. (2015). Unit-cell dimensions of α-MnTe in the 295K – 1200K temperature range. X-Ray Spectrometry, 44 (5), 394-397. http://doi.org/10.1002/xrs.2646

Kuo, C.-.Y., Drees, Y., Fernández-Díaz, M.T., Zhao, L., Vasylechko, L., Sheptyakov, D., ... Komarek, A.C. (2014). k=0Magnetic Structure and Absence of Ferroelectricity in SmFeO3. Physical Review Letters, 113 (21). http://doi.org/10.1103/physrevlett.113.217203

Sokolov, P.S., Baranov, A.N., Bell, A., & Solozhenko, V.L. (2014). Low-temperature thermal expansion of rock-salt ZnO. Solid State Communications, 177, 65-67. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssc.2013.10.006

Bell, A., Liermann, H.-.P., Bednarcik, J., & Henderson, C.M.B. (2013). Synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction study on synthetic Sr-Fresnoite. Powder Diffraction, 28 (S2), S333-S338. http://doi.org/10.1017/s0885715613000936

Khatim, O., Amamra, M., Chhor, K., Bell, A., Novikov, D., Vrel, D., & Kanaev, A. (2013). Amorphous–anatase phase transition in single immobilized TiO2 nanoparticles. Chemical Physics Letters, 558, 53-56. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cplett.2012.12.019

Bell, A., & Henderson, C.M.B. (2013). Sr–fresnoite determined from synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction data. Acta Crystallographica Section E Structure Reports Online, 69 (1), i1. http://doi.org/10.1107/s1600536812048921

Bell, A.M.T., & Henderson, C.M.B. (2012). High-temperature synchrotron X-ray powder diffractionstudy of Cs2XSi5O12 (X = Cd, Cu, Zn) leucites. Mineralogical Magazine, 76 (5), 1257-1280. http://doi.org/10.1180/minmag.2012.076.5.12

Dincer, I., Yüzüak, E., Durak, G., Elerman, Y., Bell, A., & Ehrenberg, H. (2012). Exploring the details of the martensitic phase transition and magnetocaloric effect of CoMnGe0.95Ga0.05 by synchrotron and magnetic measurements. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 540, 236-240. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2012.05.072

Mikhailova, D., Schwarz, B., Senyshyn, A., Bell, A., Skourski, Y., Ehrenberg, H., ... Tjeng, L.H. (2012). Magnetic properties and crystal structure of Sr3CoIrO6and Sr3NiIrO6. Physical Review B, 86 (13). http://doi.org/10.1103/physrevb.86.134409

Helliwell, J.R., Bell, A., Bryant, P., Fisher, S., Habash, J., Helliwell, M., ... Yalamanchilli, S. (2010). Time-dependent analysis of K2PtBr6 binding to lysozyme studied by protein powder and single crystal X-ray analysis. Zeitschrift fur Kristallographie, 225, 570-575. http://doi.org/10.1524/zkri.2010.1349

Bell, A., Pattrick, R.A.D., & Vaughan, D.J. (2010). Structural evolution of aqueous mercury sulphide precipitates : energy-dispersive X-ray diffraction studies. Mineralogical Magazine, 74 (1), 85-96. http://doi.org/10.1180/minmag.2010.074.1.85

Henderson, C.M.B., Bell, A., Charnock, J.M., Knight, K.S., Wendlandt, R.F., Plant, D.A., & Harrison, W.J. (2009). Synchrotron X-ray absorption spectroscopy andX-ray powder diffraction studies of the structure of johnbaumite[Ca10(AsO4)6(OH,F)2] and synthetic Pb-, Sr- and Ba-arsenateapatites and some comments on the crystal chemistry of theapatite structure type in general. Mineralogical Magazine, 73 (3), 433-455. http://doi.org/10.1180/minmag.2009.073.3.433

Bell, A.M.T., Henderson, C.M.B., Wendlandt, R.F., & Harrison, W.J. (2009). Rietveld refinement of Sr5(AsO4)3Cl from high-resolution synchrotron data. Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications, E65 (3), i16-i17. http://doi.org/10.1107/S1600536809005054

Ibberson, R.M., Parsons, S., Allan, D.R., & Bell, A.M.T. (2008). Polymorphism in cyclohexanol. Acta Crystallographica Section B, 64 (5), 573-582. http://doi.org/10.1107/S0108768108025093

Bell, A.M.T., Henderson, C.M.B., Wendlandt, R.F., & Harrison, W.J. (2008). Rietveld refinement of Ba5(AsO4)3Cl from high-resolution synchrotron data. Acta Crystallographica Section E, E64 (9), i63-i64. http://doi.org/10.1107/S1600536808026901

Coker, V.S., Bell, A.M.T., Pearce, C.I., Pattrick, R.A.D., van der Laan, G., & Lloyd, J.R. (2008). Time-resolved synchrotron powder X-ray diffraction study of magnetite formation by the Fe(III)-reducing bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens. American Mineralogist, 93 (4), 540-547. http://doi.org/10.2138/am.2008.2467

Bell, A.M.T., Coker,, V.S., Pearce, C.I., Pattrick, R.A.D., van der Laan, G., & Lloyd, J.R. (2007). Time-resolved synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction study of biogenic nanomagnetite. Zeitschrift fur Kristallographie Crystalline Materials, 2007 (P2 S26), 423-428. http://doi.org/10.1524/zksu.2007.2007.suppl_26.423

Ravi, G.A., Azough, F., Freer, R.A., Cernik, R.J., & Bell, A. (2007). High-temperature structural phase transition in Ca0.7Ti0.7La0.3Al0.3O3: investigation by synchrotron x-ray diffraction. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 90 (12), 3947-3952. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1551-2916.2007.01995

Sciau, P., Relaix, S., Mirguet, C., Goudeau, P., Bell, A.M.T., Jones, R.L., & Pantos, E. (2007). Synchrotron X-ray diffraction study of phase transformations in illitic clays to extract informationon sigillata manufacturing processes. Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing, 90 (1), 61-66. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-007-4249-5

Bell, A., Charnock, J.M., Helz, G.R., Lennie, A.R., Livens, F.R., Mosselmans, J.F.W., ... Vaughan, D.J. (2007). Evidence for dissolved polymeric mercury(II)-sulfur complexes? Chemical Geology, 243 (1-2), 122-127. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2007.05.013

Leyssens, K., Adriaens, A., Dowsett, M.G., Schotte, B., Oloff, I., Pantos, E., ... Thompson, S.P. (2005). Simultaneous in situ time resolved SR-XRD and corrosionpotential analyses to monitor the corrosion on copper. Electrochemistry Communications, 7 (12), 1265-1270. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom.2005.09.006

Battle, P.D., Bell, A., Blundell, S.J., Coldea, A.I., Gallon, D.J., Pratt, F.L., ... Steer, C.A. (2002). Crystal Structure and Magnetic Properties of SrCaMnGaO5+delta. Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 167, 188-195. http://doi.org/10.1006/jssc.2002.9641

Battle, P.D., Bell, A., Blundell, S.J., Coldea, A.I., Cussen, E.J., Hardy, G.C., ... Steer, C.A. (2001). Chemically Induced Magnetism and Magnetoresistance inLa0.8Sr1.2Mn0.6Rh0.4O4. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 123 (31), 7610-7615. http://doi.org/10.1021/ja010958+

Wright, J.P., Bell, A.M.T., & Attfield, J.P. (2000). Variable temperature powder neutron diffraction study ofthe Verwey transition in magnetite Fe3O4. Solid State Sciences, 2 (8), 747-753. http://doi.org/10.1016/S1293-2558(00)01107-9

Aitchison, P., Ammundsen, B., Bell, T., Jones, D., Roziere, J., Burns, G., ... Thomas, J. (2000). Proton insertion in spinel lithium manganates and the effect of manganese substitution. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 276-8, 847-848. http://doi.org/10.1016/S0921-4526(99)01625-7

Bell, A.M.T., Smith, J.N.B., Attfield, J.P., Rawson, J.M., Shankland, K., & David, W.I.F. (1999). A synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction study of4-(2,3,4-trifluorophenyl)-1,2,3,5-dithiadiazolyl. Crystal structuredetermination using a global optimisation method. New Journal of Chemistry, 23, 565-567. http://doi.org/10.1039/A902534K

Attfield, J.P., Bell, A., Rodriguez-Martinez, L.M., Greneche,, J.M., Retoux, R., Leblanc,, M., ... Perkins, D.A. (1999). Synthesis, structure and properties of a semivalent iron oxoborate, Fe2OBO3. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 9 (1), 205-209. http://doi.org/10.1039/A804642E

Attfield, J.P., Bell, A.M.T., Rodriguez-Martinez, L.M., Greneche, J.M., Cernik, R.J., Clarke, J.F., & Perkins, D.A. (1998). Electrostatically driven charge-ordering in Fe2OBO3. Nature, 396 (6712), 655-658. http://doi.org/10.1038/25309

Henderson, C.M.B., Bell, A., Kohn, S.C., & Page, C.S. (1998). Leucite-pollucite structure-type variability and the structure of a synthetic end-member calcium wairakite (CaAl2Si4O12 2H2O). Mineralogical Magazine, 62 (2), 165-178. http://doi.org/10.1180/002646198547558

Norlund Christensen, A., Hazell, R.G., Bell, A.M.T., & Altomare, A. (1995). Precision of crystal structure derived from a synchrotron x-ray powder pattern. The structure of barium oxalate hydrate, BaC204*2H20. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 56 (10), 1359-1362. http://doi.org/10.1016/0022-3697(95)00070-4

Collins,, S.P., Cernik, R.J., Pattison, P., Bell, A.M.T., & Fitch, A.N. (1992). A two-circle powder diffractometer for synchrotron radiation on Station 2.3 at the SRS. Review of Scientific Instruments, 63 (1), 1013-1014. http://doi.org/10.1063/1.1143187

Bell, A.M.T., & Smith, A.J. (1990). Structure of hexaaquadichloroyttrium(lll) chloride. Acta Crystallographica Section C: Structural Chemistry, C46 (6), 960-962. http://doi.org/10.1107/S0108270189009236

Bell, A. (1990). Calculated x-ray powder diffraction patterns and theoretical densities for phases encountered in investigations of Y-Ba-Cu4 superconductors. Superconductor Science and Technology, 3 (2), 55-61. http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0953-2048/3/2/001

Bell, A.M.T., Bridges, J., Cross, R., Falshaw, C.P., Taylor, B.F., Taylor, G.A., ... Begley, M.J. (1987). Cycloadducts of nitrones with isocyanates; 1,2,4- or 1,3,4-oxadiazolidinones? Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1, 1987, 2593-2596. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/journals/journalissues/p1#!issueid=p1002024&type=archive&issnprint=1472-7781

Conference papers

Sciau, P., Relaix, S., Goudeau, P., Bell, A.M.T., Jones, R.L., & Pantos, E. X-Ray synchronotron study of phase transforms in illite clays to extract information on sigillata manufacturing processes. In Synchrotron Radiation in Art and Archaeology 2006, Berlin.

Posters

Bell, A., & Henderson, M. (2019). KGaSi2O6, an I41/a tetragonal leucite analogue with possible tetrahedral site cation ordering? Presented at: British Crystallographic Association Spring Meeting 2019, Nottingham, UK, 2019

Bell, A., & Henderson, M. (2018). A study of possible extra-framework cation ordering in Pbca leucite structures with stoichiometry RbCsX2+Si5O12 (X = Mg, Ni, Cd). Presented at: British Crystallographic Association Spring Meeting 2018, Warwick University, 2018

Bell, A., & Henderson, M. (2017). Comparison of cation-ordered P21/c leucite structures with stoichiometry K2X2+Si5O12 (X = Mg, Fe, Co, Zn). Presented at: British Crystallographic Association Spring Meeting, Lancaster, UK, 2017

Bell, A.M.T., & Henderson, C.M.B. (2016). Rietveld refinements of the crystal structures of Rb2XSi5O12 (X = Mn, Ni). Presented at: British Crystallographic Association Spring Meeting, University of Nottingham, 2016

HUANG, S., OHFUJI, H., LAMMIE, D., WESS, T., Bell, A.M.T., Vaughan, D.J., ... Rickard, D. (2006). Nanoparticulate nickel sulfides formed in low temperature aqueous solutions. Presented at: 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference 2006, Melbourne, Australia, 2006

Bell, A., & Henderson, C.M.B. (n.d.). Evidence for an orthorhombic-cubic high temperature phase transition in Cs2ZnSi5O12 leucite. Presented at: British Crystallographic Association Spring Meeting, Warwick University, 2012

Other activities

Referee for articles in journals published by the International Union of Crystallography

Part of the committee of the British Crystallographic Association (BCA) Industrial Group

Part of the organizing committee of the British Crystallographic Association (BCA) Industrial Group annual XRF meeting, which was held at SHU on 13th June 2018. At this meeting Tony was elected chair of the BCA Industrial Group XRF committee for the next 3 years.

https://sites.google.com/site/bcaxrf/meetings/13-june-2018


A figure from a paper done in collaboration with Professor Henderson, University of Manchester, was chosen as a cover illustration for Acta Crystallographica Section B, June 2018/ 

http://journals.iucr.org/b/issues/2018/03/00/
http://scripts.iucr.org/cgi-bin/paper?S2052520618004092
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