ALS Scandinavia offers silicon isotope analysis of 28Si, 29Si and 30Si. Analysis of silicon isotope ratios is useful in a variety of fields including:

  • Geology
  • Pollution source tracing
  • Biogeochemistry
  • 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.

Please read more about our isotope laboratory and our analytical solutions.

Research - Silicon 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 silicon (Si) isotope analysis:

  • An inter-laboratory comparison of Si isotope reference materials
  • Silicon isotopic composition of boreal forest vegetation in Northern Sweden
  • Temporal isotopic variations of dissolved silicon in a pristine boreal river

Please read more about our research here.

Contact us

Isotope analyses are performed at the ALS Scandinavia laboratory in Sweden. Please contact us by sending a message using the contact form.