ALS Scandinavia offers zinc isotope analysis test of 64Zn, 66Zn and 68Zn. Analysis of zinc isotope ratios is useful in a variety of fields including:
- Pollution source tracing
- Exposure source tracing
The analysis test of zinc (Zn) isotopes is traditionally 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.
Research - Zinc 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 zinc isotope analysis:
- Isotopic variations of Zn in biological materials
- Performance of diffusive gradients in thin films for measurement of the isotopic composition of soluble Zn
- Measurement of iron and zinc isotopes in human whole blood: Preliminary application to the study of HFE genotypes
- 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
- And more...
Please read more about our research here.
Isotope analyses are performed at the ALS Scandinavia laboratory in Sweden. Please contact us by sending a message using the contact form below.