In addition to providing routine measurements, ALS Scandinavia also conducts research on isotopes in close co-operation with several external institutions, particularly the Divisions of Applied Geology and Chemistry at Luleå University of Technology. This has resulted in a number of publications in the scientific literature. For more information, see the list below.

Our laboratory holds two multi-collector (MC) ICP-MS systems: one Neptune and one Neptune Plus. By using MC-ICP-SFMS, ALS Scandinavia can offer several high-precision isotope ratio measurement packages (see analytical packages) based on methods developed during the course of this collaborative research.

Publication list (titles)

Publication list containing authors, journals, conferences, years and page references is available on request.


Determination of plutonium concentrations and isotope ratios in environmental samples with a double-focusing sector field ICP-MS

Multi-element determination and lead isotope ratio measurement in alcoholic beverages by HR-ICP-MS

Sources of uncertainty in isotope ratio measurements by ICP-MS

Simplified method for the Re-Os dating of molybdenite using acid digestion and isotope dilution ICP-MS

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

Inter-comparison of boron isotope and concentration measurements. Part II: Evaluation of results

Separation of plutonium from soil and sediment prior to determination by ICP-MS

The (r)evolution in isotope ratio measurements by ICP-MS

Isotopic fractionation during diffusion of transition metal ion in solution

Isotopic variations of Zn in biological materials

Sources of mass bias and isotope ratio variation in multi-collector ICP-MS: optimization of instrumental parameters based on experimental observations

Performance of diffusive gradients in thin films for measurement of the isotopic composition of soluble Zn

Molybdenum isotope ratio measurements on geological samples by MC-ICP-MS

Measurement of iron and zinc isotopes in human whole blood: Preliminary application to the study of HFE genotypes

Fractionation of Fe isotopes as a result of redox processes in a basin

Tracing Os pollution sources using isotope signatures

Chromatographic purification for the determination of dissolved silicon isotopic compositions in natural waters by high-resolution MC-ICP-MS

Revised exponential model for mass bias correction using an internal standard for isotope abundance ratio measurements by MC-ICP-MS

Iron isotope fractionation in river colloidal matter

Ion-specific isotopic fractionation of molybdenum during diffusion in aqueous solutions

Authentication of Kalix (N.E. Sweden) vendace caviar using ICP-based analytical techniques: Evaluation of different approaches

Evaluation of simultaneous analyte leaching/vapour phase introduction for direct osmium isotope ratio measurements in solid samples by double-focusing sector field ICP-MS

An inter-laboratory comparison of Si isotope reference materials

Existence of long-lived isomeric states in naturally-occurring neutron-deficient Th isotopes

Silicon isotopic composition of boreal forest vegetation in Northern Sweden

Temporal isotopic variations of dissolved silicon in a pristine boreal river

Serum/plasma methylmercury determination by isotope dilution gas chromatography – inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

Elemental and isotopic characterization of cane and beet sugars

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

Isotope abundance ratio measurements by inductively coupled plasma-sector field mass spectrometry

Distribution of Fe isotopes in particles and colloids in the salinity gradient along the Lena River plume, Laptev Sea
Ranges of B, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Sr, Tl, and Zn Concentrations and Isotope Ratios in Environmental Matrices from an Urban Area
Iron isotope pathways in the boreal landscape: Role of the riparian zone
Cu isotopes in marine black shales record the Great Oxidation Event
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
Isotopic signature of Cu and Fe during bioleaching and electrochemical leaching of a chalcopyrite concentrate
Cadmium isotope ratio measurements in environmental matrices by MC-ICP-MS
The role of bacterial consortium and organic amendment in Cu and Fe isotope fractionation in Cu and Fe isotope fractionation in plants on a polluted mine site
A high-throughput method for the determination of Os concentrations and isotope ratio measurements in small-size biological samples
Isotopic analyses by ICP-MS in clinical samples
Copper and iron isotope fractionation in mine tailings at the Laver and Kristineberg mines, northern Sweden