Silicon isotope analysis
ALS Scandinavia offers silicon isotope analysis of 28Si, 29Si and 30Si. Analysis of silicon isotope ratios is useful in a variety of fields including:
- Pollution source tracing
- Isotope geochemistry
The analysis of silicon (Si) isotopes is typically 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.
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.
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.