David Walker

Higgins Professor Emeritus
David Walker
Higgins Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Geochemistry
113 Comer
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US

Phone: 

(845) 365-8658

Fax: 

(845) 365-8155

Fields of interest: 

Experimental Petrology

Research Statement: 

Examination of the chemical and physical evolution of the terrestrial planets by the methods of experimental petrology. Parallel interest in the development of new experimental techniques and new materials.

Education
List of Degrees from highest to lowest
AB
Oberlin
1968
AM
Harvard
1970
Ph.D.
Harvard
1972
Disciplines

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Selected Publications:
Partitioning of molybdenum to 60 kbar along a warped Fe-FeS liquidus, Walker, D.; Li, J. Chemical Geology Feb 28, Volume: 248, Issue: 3-4 p.: 166-173 (2008) DOI 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2007.04.006
Galena stability to 26 kbar, Wheeler, K. T.; Walker, D.; Johnson, M. C. American Journal of Science Mar, Volume: 307, Issue: 3 p.: 590-611 (2007) Doi 10.2475/03.2007.02
Constraints on core formation from Pt partitioning in mafic silicate liquids at high temperatures, Cottrell, E.; Walker, D. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta Mar 15, Volume: 70, Issue: 6 p.: 1565-1580 (2006) DOI 10.1016/j.gca.2005.11.021
Core/mantle-like interactions in an electric field, Kavner, A.; Walker, D. Earth and Planetary Science Letters Aug 15, Volume: 248, Issue: 1-2 p.: 316-329 (2006) DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2006.05.033
Experimental partitioning of uranium between liquid iron sulfide and liquid silicate: Implications for radioactivity in the Earth's core, Wheeler, K. T.; Walker, D.; Fei, Y. W.; Minarik, W. G.; McDonough, W. F. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta Mar 15, Volume: 70, Issue: 6 p.: 1537-1547 (2006) DOI 10.1016/j.gca.2005.11.023
Core-mantle chemical issues, Walker, D. Canadian Mineralogist Oct, Volume: 43 p.: 1553-1564 (2005)
Halite-sylvite thermoconsolution, Walker, D.; Verma, P. K.; Cranswick, L. M. D.; Clark, S. M.; Jones, R. L.; Buhre, S. American Mineralogist Jan, Volume: 90, Issue: 1 p.: 229-239 (2005)
Experimental partitioning of Tc, Mo, Ru, and Re between solid and liquid during crystallization in Fe-Ni-S, Lazar, C.; Walker, D.; Walker, R. J. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta Feb, Volume: 68, Issue: 3 p.: 643-651 (2004)
Halite-sylvite thermoelasticity, Walker, D.; Verma, P. K.; Cranswick, L. M. D.; Jones, R. L.; Clark, S. M.; Buhre, S. American Mineralogist Jan, Volume: 89, Issue: 1 p.: 204-210 (2004)
Thermal equations of state for B1 and B2 KCl, Walker, D.; Cranswick, L. M. D.; Verma, P. K.; Clark, S. M.; Buhre, S. American Mineralogist Jul, Volume: 87, Issue: 7 p.: 805-812 (2002)
Synthesis and thermal decomposition of tetragonal RbClO4 and volume of fluid O-2 from 2 to 9 GPa, Walker, D.; Hughes, G.; Cranswick, L. M. D.; Clark, S. M.; Buhre, S. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems Oct 11, Volume: 2 p.: art. no.-2001GC000154 (2001)
Core participation in mantle geochemistry: Geochemical Society Ingerson Lecture, GSA Denver, October 1999, Walker, D. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta Sep, Volume: 64, Issue: 17 p.: 2897-2911 (2000)
Rapid methods for the calibration of solid-state detectors, Walker, D.; Clark, S. M.; Jones, R. L.; Cranswick, L. M. D. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation Jan 1, Volume: 7 p.: 18-21 (2000)