Lithium isotope analysis

Lithium isotope analysis

ALS Scandinavia offers lithium isotope ratio analysis of 6Li and 7Li. Analysis of lithium isotope ratios is useful in a variety of fields including:

  • Hydrology
  • Geology
  • Nuclear industry
  • Medicine

The analysis of lithium (Li) 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.

For more information about our laboratory and our analytical methods, please see 
ICP laboratory and analytical methods.


The 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. It has resulted in a number of publications in the scientific literature. Please follow the link for more information about our isotope research.


ALS Scandinavia receives regularly questions regarding our isotope analysis process. We have compiled the most frequently asked questions and answers, (FAQ) here. 


All our isotope analyses are performed at the ALS Scandinavia laboratory in Luleå. Please contact our customer service at + 46 920 28 99 00 for more information or send a message below directly to our isotope analysis team. 


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