ALS Scandinavia offers copper isotope analysis of 63Cu and 65Cu. Analysis of copper isotope ratios is useful in a variety of fields including:
- Pollution source tracing
- Exposure source tracing
- Isotope geochemistry
The analysis of copper (Cu) isotopes is typically carried out by MC-ICP-SFMS (multicollector ICP-SFMS). ALS Scandinavia has developed a matrix separation method that can be applied on prior to analysis for significantly improved measurement uncertainty.
Research - Copper isotope analysis
Our isotope research is done in close co-operation with several external institutions, particularly the Divisions of Applied Geology and Chemistry at Luleå University of Technology. Our research has resulted in the below publication(s) relating to copper isotope analysis:
- Copper and iron isotope fractionation in mine tailings at the Laver and Kristineberg mines, northern Sweden
- Isotopic analysis of the metabolically relevant transition metals Cu, Fe and Zn in human blood from vegetarians and omnivores using multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry
- Cu isotopes in marine black shales record the Great Oxidation Event
- And more...
Please read more about our research here.
Isotope analyses are performed at the ALS Scandinavia laboratory in Sweden. Please contact us by sending a message using the contact form below.