ALS Scandinavia offers lead isotope analysis of 204Pb, 206Pb, 207Pb and 208Pb. Lead isotope ratios analysis is useful in a variety of fields including

  • Pollution source tracing
  • Geology
  • Geochronology
  • Archeology

The analysis of lead (Pb) isotopes can be carried out by two techniques, ICP-SFMS (high resolution ICP-MS) and 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 - Lead 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 lead isotope analysis:

  • Multi-element determination and lead isotope ratio measurement in alcoholic beverages by HR-ICP-MS
  • Ranges of B, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Sr, Tl, and Zn Concentrations and Isotope Ratios in Environmental Matrices from an Urban Area
  • Assessment of the natural variability of B, Cd, Cu, Fe, Pb, Sr, Tl and Zn concentrations and isotopic compositions in leaves, needles and mushrooms using single sample digestion and two-column matrix separation

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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 below.

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