osmium isotope analysis

Osmium isotope analysis

ALS Scandinavia offers osmium isotope analysis of 187Os and 188Os. Analysis of osmium isotope ratios is useful in a variety of fields including:

  • Pollution source tracing
  • Exposure source tracing

The analysis of osmium (Os) 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 laboratory and our analytical methods at ICP laboratory and analytical methods.

Isotope Research

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. The research has resulted in a number of publications in the scientific literature. Please follow the link for more information about our isotope research and to see the publication list (titles).

Questions and answers

We receive many questions regarding our isotope analysis process. Please find the most frequently asked questions and answers, (FAQ) here. 

Contact us

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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