American Journal of Condensed Matter Physics

American Journal of Condensed Matter physics is a peer reviewed, scientific journal, which publishes papers that contain fundamental condensed matter science.

Ivan Kempson

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Condensed Matter Physics

Associate Professor, Academia Sinica, Institute of Physics, Taiwan

Research Areas

Nanotechnology, Physical Chemistry, Bio-Inorganic Chemistry, Imaging


2000-2004Ph.DIan Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia
1995-1997Bachelor Applied Physics, University of South Australia


2009-2010Research Fellow, Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
2006-2009Research Fellow, Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia
2008Australian Synchrotron UHV soft X-ray installation, OmniVac, Germany
2006-2008University of South Australia/ASRP Soft X-Ray beamline scientist, National Synchrotron Radiation Research Centre, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2003-2006University of South Australia, Australian Synchrotron Research Program fellow

Publications: Journals

[1]  TJ Barnes, IM Kempson, CA Prestidge • Surface analysis for compositional, chemical and structural imaging in pharmaceutics with mass spectrometry: A ToF-SIMS perspective, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 417,61-69 [INVITED, 3.85]
[2]  E Lombi*, KG Scheckel, IM Kempson • In situ analysis of metal(loid)s in plants: state of the art and artefacts. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 72,3-17 [INVITED, 3.24]
[3]  IM Kempson*, WM Skinner, KP Kirkbride, J Coumbaros • Applications of synchrotron radiation to forensic trace evidence analysis. Talanta, 67,286-303 [INVITED, 3.72]
[4]  E Smith*, IM Kempson, A Juhasz, J Weber, A Rofe, D Gancarz, R Naidu, R McLaren, M Gräfe • In vivo-in vitro and XANES spectroscopy assessments of lead bioavailability in contaminated peri-urban soils, Environmental Science and Technology, 45,6145-6152 [5.39] 8. YT Chen, TY Chen, IM Kempson, Y Hwu*, G Margaritondo • Full-field microimaging with 8 keV X-rays achieves a spatial resolutions better than 20 nm, Optics Express, Accepted [3.75]
[5]  HT Tung, Y Hwu*, I.G. Chen, M.G. Tsai, J.M. Song, IM Kempson, G Margaritondo • Fabrication of single crystal CuGaS2 nanorods by X-ray irradiation, Chemical Communications, DOI: 10.1039/c1cc12031j [5.79]
[6]  HH Chen, CC Chien, C Petibois, CL Wang, YS Chu, SF Lai, TE Hua, YY Chen, X Cai, IM Kempson, Y Hwu*, G Margaritondo • Quantitative analysis of nanoparticle internalization in mammalian cells by high resolution X-ray microscopy, Journal of Nanobiotechnology, 9, art no 14. DOI: 10.1186/1477-3155-9-14 [5.09]
[7]  YT Chen, TY Chen, J Yi, YS Chu, WK Lee, CL Wang, IM Kempson, Y Hwu, V Gajdosik, G Margaritondo* • Hard x-ray Zernike microscopy reaches 30 nm resolution, Optics Letters, 36(7)1269-1271 [3.54]
[8]  X Cai, HH Chen, CL Wang, ST Chen, SF Lai, CC Chien, YY Chen, IM Kempson, Y Hwu*, CS Yang, G Margaritondo • Imaging the Cellular Uptake of T iopronin-modified Gold Nanoparticles, Analytical Bioanalytical Chemistry, 401(3)809-816 [3.84]
[9]  SF Lai, WC Chen, CL Wang, HH Chen, ST Chen, CC Chien, YY Chen, WT Hung, X Cai, E Li, IM Kempson, Y Hwu, CS Yang, ES Tok, HR Tan, M Lin, G Margaritondo • One-pot Tuning of Au Nucleation and Growth: From Nanoclusters to Nanoparticles, Langmuir, 27,8424-8429 [4.56]
[10]  CL Wang, PC Hsao, SF Lai, WC Chen, HH Chen, YY Chen, CC Chien, XQ Cai, IM Kempson, Y Hwu, G Margaritondo • One-pot Synthesis of AuPt Alloyed Nanoparticles by Intense X-ray Irradiation, Nanotechnology, 22(6)065605 [3.83]
[11]  Wang CH, Liu CJ, Chien CC, Chen HT, Hua TE, Leng WH, Chen HH, Kempson IM, Hwu Y, Hsiao M, Lai TC, Wang JL, Yang CS, Lin HM, Chen YJ, Margaritondo G • X-ray synthesized PEGylated (polyethylene glycol coated) gold nanoparticles in mice strongly accumulate in tumors, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 126,352-356 [2.46]
[12]  AM Md Jani, IM Kempson, D Losic*, NH Voelcker* • Dress in layers: Layering surface functionalities in nanoporous aluminium oxide membranes. Angewandte Chemie-Int Ed, 49(43)7933-7937 [12.73]
[13]  XQ Cai, CL Wang, HH Chen, CC Chien, SF Lai, YY Chen, TE Hua, IM Kempson, Y Hwu*, CS Yang, G Margaritondo • Tailored Au nanorods: optimizing functionality, controlling the aspect ratio and increasing biocompatibility. Nanotechnology, 21,335604 [3.83]
[14]  IM Kempson*, AL Martin, JA Denman, P French, CA Prestidge, TJ Barnes • Detecting the presence of denatured human serum albumin in an adsorbed protein monolayer by using TOF-SIMS. Langmuir, 26(14)12075-12080 [4.56]
[15]  IM Kempson*, D.A. Henry • Synchrotron Radiation Reveals Arsenic Poisoning and Metabolism in Hair: The case of Phar Lap, Angewandte Chemie-Int Ed. 49,4237-4240 [COVER, 12.73]
[16]  CJ Liu, CH Wang, TE Hua, WH Leng, CC Chien, ST Chen, HH Chen, CL Wang, IM Kempson, Y Hwu*, TC Lai, HS Hsiao, CS Yang, YJ Chen, G Margaritondo • Enhancement of Cell Radiation Sensitivity by Pegylated Gold Nanoparticles. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 55,931-945[3.13]
[17]  IM Kempson*, T Barnes, C Prestidge • Use of ToF-SIMS to study adsorption and loading behaviour of methylene blue and papain in a nano-porous silicon layer. Journal of the American Society of Mass Spectrometry, 21(2)254-260 [3.83]
[18]  JA Denman, WM Skinner, KP Kirkbride, IM Kempson* • Organic and inorganic discrimination of ballpoint pen inks by ToF-SIMS and multivariate statistics. Applied Surface Science, 256(7)2155-2163 [1.89]
[19]  IM Kempson*, RR Martin, WM Skinner • Changes in the metal content of human hair during diagenesis from 500 years of exposure to glacial and aqueous environments. Archaeometry, 52(3)450-466 [1.58]
[20]  E. Smith*, IM Kempson, A Juhasz, J Weber, WM Skinner, M Gräfe • Localization and speciation of arsenic and trace elements in rice tissues. Chemosphere, 76(4)529-535 [3.55]
[21]  DA Beattie*, IM Kempson, LJ Fan, WM Skinner • Synchrotron XPS Studies of Collector Adsorption and Co-adsorption on Gold and Gold:Silver Alloy Surfaces. International Journal of Mineral Processing, 92(3-4),162-168 [1.55]
[22]  IM Kempson*, D Henry, J Francis • Characterising arsenic in preserved hair for assessing exposure potential and discriminating poisoning, J of Synchrotron Radiation, 16,422-427 [3.10]
[23]  JA Denman*, IM Kempson, WM Skinner, KP Kirkbride • Discrimination of pencil markings on paper using elemental analysis: An initial investigation. Forensic Science International, 175, 123-129 [2.26]
[24]  CA Prestidge*, TJ Barnes, A Mierczynska-Vasilev, IM Kempson, F Peddie, C Barnett • Peptide and protein loading into porous silicon wafers. Physica Status Solidi A, 205(2)311-31
[25]  IM Kempson*, WM Skinner, KP Kirkbride • Advanced analysis of metal distributions in human hair. Environmental Science and Technology, 40,3423-3428 [5.39]
[26]  RR Martin*, IM Kempson, WM Skinner, S Naftel • Preliminary Synchrotron Analysis of Lead in Hair from a Lead Smelter Worker. Chemosphere, 58,1385-1390 [3.55]
[27]  IM Kempson*, WM Skinner • ToF-SIMS Analysis of Elemental Distributions in Human Hair. Science of the Total Environment 338,213-227 [3.37]
[28]  IM Kempson*, WM Skinner, KP Kirkbride, AJ Nelson, RR Martin • T ime-of-Flight secondary ion mass spectrometry analysis of hair from archaeological remains. European Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 9,589-597 [1.10]
[29]  IM Kempson*, WM Skinner, KP Kirkbride, A Nelson, R Martin • Mass Spectroscopic Analysis of Hair from Archaeological Remains. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 9(S2)650-651 [2.82]
[30]  IM Kempson*, WM Skinner, KP Kirkbride • Investigations into hair analysis by ToF-SIMS. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 9(S2)1216-1217 [2.82]
[31]  IM Kempson*, WM Skinner, KP Kirkbride • Calcium distributions in human hair by ToF-SIMS. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (G) 1624,1-5 [4.66]
[32]  IM Kempson*, WM Skinner, KP Kirkbride • A method for the longitudinal sectioning of single hair samples. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 47,889-892 [1.27]

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums

[1]  IM Kempson*, JA Denman, WM Skinner, KP Kirkbride • Applications of Synchrotron X-Ray Sources for Forensic Characterisation of Glass Australian Institute of Physics congress proceedings, Canberra.
[2]  TJ Barnes, CA Prestidge*, A Mierczynska-Vasilev, IM Kempson, F Peddie • Peptide and Protein Loading into Porous Silicon Wafers, CEMECA, Auckland, New Zealand, 17th-20th September.

Publications: Books/Book Chapters

[1]  IM Kempson and RR Martin • Mineralization of kwäday dan ts'ìnchi (kdt) hair samples: a confounding factor in interpretation of metal content, In Kwäday Dän Ts'ìnchi-Long Ago Person Found. Royal BC Museum