Instruments

For stable isotopic analysis of ‘light’ elements (2H, 13C, 15N, 18O, 34S )

This infrastructure consists of 5 Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometers (IRMS) and 2 infrared laser spectroscopy systems, that can be applied for different types of analyses (subdivided in 4 categories).

Detailed information can be found via ISOFYS.

1. Bulk stable isotopic analysis in solids and liquids (15N, 13C, 18O and 34S)

  • EA-IRMS: 20-22, Sercon
  • HT-IRMS: 20-20, SerCon

2. Trace gas stable isotopic analysis - CO2, N2O and CH4 (15N, 13C and 18O)

  • TG-IRMS: 20-20, SerCon

3. Compound-specific stable isotopic analysis: 15N, 13C, 2H and 18O

  •  GC-C/TC-IRMS: Delta V Advantage, Thermo Scientific
  • LC-C-IRMS (only 13C): Delta V Advantage, Thermo Scientific

4. Infrared laser spectroscopy

  •  Isotopic water analyser (2H and18O in H2O): L1102-i, Picarro
  • Isotopic CO2 analyser (13C in CO2): G2131-i, Picarro

For stable isotopic analysis of ‘heavy’ elements

The infrastructure consists of 2 multi-collector ICP-MS instruments and a diverse set of peripherals, such as alternative sample introduction systems (e.g., laser ablation, High-Performance Liquid Chromatography)and single-collector ICP-MS and ICP-OES instruments. Contamination-free sample preparation is carried out in class-10 clean labs.

Detailed information can be found via A&MS.