Chapter 8. Isotope Ratio Measurements and their Application

  1. Johanna Sabine Becker

Published Online: 19 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470517222.ch8

Inorganic Mass Spectrometry: Principles and Applications

Inorganic Mass Spectrometry: Principles and Applications

How to Cite

Becker, J. S. (2007) Isotope Ratio Measurements and their Application, in Inorganic Mass Spectrometry: Principles and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470517222.ch8

Author Information

  1. Research Centre Jülich, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 14 DEC 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470012000

Online ISBN: 9780470517222

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Keywords:

  • isotopic abundances and isotope ratios;
  • stable and unstable isotopes;
  • trace and ultratrace concentration level;
  • single terrestrial source;
  • isotope exchange reactions;
  • unstable isotopes-radiogenic decay;
  • anthropogenic contamination result;
  • isotope standard reference materials;
  • multi-collector mass spectrometers;
  • isotope fractionation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Capability of Inorganic Mass Spectrometry in Isotope Ratio Measurements

  • Limits for Precision and Accuracy of Isotope Ratio Measurements and How to Solve the Problems

  • Isotope Ratio Measurements by Gas Source Mass Spectrometry

  • Isotope Ratio Measurements by Quadrupole based ICP-MS

  • Isotope Ratio Measurements by Laser Ablation ICP-MS

  • Multiple Ion Collector Mass Spectrometry for High Precision Isotope Ratio Measurements

  • Applications of Isotope Dilution Mass Spectrometry

  • Isotope Ratio Measurement of Long-Lived Radionuclides

  • Applications of Isotope Ratio Measurements in Geochemistry and Geochronology

  • References