Chapter 12. Generic Considerations for Stable Isotope Analysis

  1. Dr Wolfram Meier-Augenstein1,2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688762.ch12

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) Generic Considerations for Stable Isotope Analysis, in Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470688762.ch12

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:

  • generic considerations for stable isotope analysis;
  • generic considerations for sample preparation - crucial part of analytical process;
  • generic considerations for bulk stable isotope analysis (BSIA) - most robust of stable isotope analytical technique;
  • particular considerations for 2H-BSIA - samples difficult to keep dry;
  • ionization quench (IQ) effect - molecules of interfering gas preventing ionization of target gas;
  • generic considerations for carbon stable isotope analysis (CSIA);
  • chromatographic isotope effect in GC/C-IRMS

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Generic Considerations for Sample Preparation

  • Generic Considerations for BSIA

  • Particular Considerations for 2H-BSIA

  • Generic Considerations for CSIA