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Richard Hervig

Richard Hervig

Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Richard.Hervig@asu.edu

480-965-8427

School of Earth and Space Exploration
Arizona State University
PO Box 871404
Tempe, AZ 85287
USA

Titles

  • Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Biography

Richard Hervig uses the chemistry of Earth and extraterrestrial materials to determine their origin and evolution. These materials include samples from volcanic eruptions, igneous intrusions, low to medium temperature metamorphic rocks, sediments, and the solid run products from experiments. The primary tool used to explore these samples is the secondary ion mass spectrometer (SIMS, or ion microprobe). SIMS is a microanalytical technique with applications to geochemistry, cosmochemistry, and materials science.

Education

  • PhD, Geophysical Science, University of Chicago, 1979
  • BS, Geology, University of Iowa, 1975

Expertise