Isotope ratio mass spectrometer used for carbon and oxygen isotopes
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Manufacturer: SerCon, Hydra 20-20
Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS) is a specialization of mass spectrometry, in which mass spectrometric methods are used to measure the relative abundance of isotopes in a given sample.
Benefits of the IRMS
This technique has two different applications in the earth and environmental sciences. The analysis of ‘stable isotopes’ is normally concerned with measuring isotopic variations arising from mass-dependent isotopic fractionation in natural systems. On the other hand, radiogenic isotope analysis involves measuring the abundances of decay-products of natural radioactivity, and is used in most long-lived radiometric dating methods.
Technical features and specifications
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