Chapter 1. What are Stable Isotopes?

  1. Dr Wolfram Meier-Augenstein1,2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688762.ch1

Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis

Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis

How to Cite

Meier-Augenstein, W. (2010) What are Stable Isotopes?, in Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470688762.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification, University of Dundee, UK

  2. 2

    SCRI, Invergowrie, Dundee, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470517055

Online ISBN: 9780470688762

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Keywords:

  • stable isotopes, how it works;
  • Frederick Soddy, Nobel Prize in Chemistry - origin and nature of isotopes (1921);
  • Mass number and atomic number, denoted as whole numbers in superscript and subscript;
  • Harold C. Urey, Nobel Prize in Chemistry - father of modern stable isotope chemistry (1934);
  • isotope - word coined by Professor Frederick Soddy, University of Glasgow