Analytical methods

In the list below, you can find the isotopic systems that we routinely measure at ALS Scandinavia. If you can´t find the isotopes you need in the list below, please contact the laboratory to discuss the possibilities for us to develop the product.

For more information about sample amount requirements and prices, please see our analytical packages.

 

Isotopic system

 

Isotopes

Instrumentation

Examples of applications

Pb, lead

*

204, 206, 207, 208

ICP-SFMS & MC-ICP-MS

Pollution source tracing, geology, geochronology and archaeology

U, uranium

*

234, 235, 236, 238

ICP-SFMS & MC-ICP-MS

Enrichment control, pollution- and exposure source tracing

Pu, plutonium

*

239, 240

ICP-SFMS

 

Sr, strontium

*

87, 86

ICP-SFMS & MC-ICP-MS

Geology, geochronology, provenance studies and forensics

B, boron

*

10, 11

ICP-SFMS & MC-ICP-MS

Enrichment control, pollution- and exposure source tracing

Nd, neodymium

*

146, 148

MC-ICP-MS

Geology, geochronology and provenance studies

Os, osmium

*

187, 188, 189, 190, 192

ICP-SFMS & MC-ICP-MS

 

Re, rhenium

*

185, 187

MC-ICP-MS

 

Si, silicon

*

28, 29 (30)

MC-ICP-MS

Geology, source tracing, biogeochemistry and isotope geochemistry

Mg, magnesium

 

24, 25, 26

MC-ICP-MS

 

Fe, iron

*

54, 56, 57

MC-ICP-MS

Geology, pollution- and exposure source tracing, biogeochemistry, isotope geochemistry

Ni, nickel

 

60, 62

MC-ICP-MS

 

Zn, zinc

*

64, 66, 68

MC-ICP-MS

Geology, pollution- and exposure source tracing, isotope geochemistry

Cu, copper

*

63, 65

MC-ICP-MS

Geology, pollution- and exposure source tracing, isotope geochemistry

Mo, molybdenum

*

92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98

MC-ICP-MS

Geology, pollution- and exposure source tracing

Cd, cadmium

*

110, 112, 113, 114

MC-ICP-MS

Geology, pollution- and exposure source tracing

Hg, mercury

 

199, 200, 201, 202

MC-ICP-MS

Pollution- and exposure source tracing

Tl, thallium

*

203, 205

MC-ICP-MS

Isotope geochemistry

Ra, radium

*

226

ICP-SFMS

 

Th, thorium

*

230, 232

ICP-SFMS & MC-ICP-MS

 

Li, lithium * 6, 7 ICP-SFMS & MC-ICP-MS Hydrology, geology, nuclear and medical 
Mg, magnesium * 24, 25, 26 MC-ICP-MS Biochemistry, ecology and exposure source tracing