ALS Scandinavia offers iron isotope analysis of 54Fe, 57Fe and 56Fe. Analysis of iron isotope ratios is useful in a variety of fields including:

  • Geology
  • Pollution source tracing
  • Exposure source tracing
  • Biochemistry
  • Isotope geochemistry

The analysis of iron (Fe) isotopes is primarily 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.

Please read more about our isotope laboratory and our analytical solutions.

Research - Iron 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 iron isotope analysis:

  • Measurement of iron and zinc isotopes in human whole blood: Preliminary application to the study of HFE genotypes
  • Iron isotope fractionation in river colloidal matter
  • Iron isotope pathways in the boreal landscape: Role of the riparian zone
  • Copper and iron isotope fractionation in mine tailings at the Laver and Kristineberg mines, northern Sweden
  • Separation of Fe from whole blood matrix for precise isotope ratio measurements by MC-ICP-MS: a comparison of different approaches
  • Performance of high resolution MC-ICP-MC for Fe isotope ratio measurements in sedimentary geological materials
  • Fractionation of Fe isotopes as a result of redox processes in a basin
  • 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
  • Distribution of Fe isotopes in particles and colloids in the salinity gradient along the Lena River plume, Laptev Sea
  • Isotopic signature of Cu and Fe during bioleaching and electrochemical leaching of a chalcopyrite concentrate
  • And more...

Please read more about our research here.

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Isotope analyses are performed at the ALS Scandinavia laboratory in Sweden. Please contact us by sending a message using the contact form.