Isotope Analysis

Discover the world of isotopes

Research without boundaries for the lab and in the field to identify origin, age and adulteration of the samples with the help of isotope finger-printings. By identifying their isotopic composition you gain unique information from your samples. Whether in geochemistry or geochronology, but also in food and forensics applications, isotope analysis enables you to expand your insights in a wide variety of applications.

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The analysis of the natural variances in relative abundance of the stable isotopes hydrogen, carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur can provide useful information in a wide variety of applications. 

Radiogenic isotopes such as Mg, Ca, Cr, Fe, Cu and others are powerful tracers for studying the age and origin of Earth systems and are particularly useful for understanding mixing processes between different components. 

Isotopes of noble gases such as helium and argon are used in geochemistry and geochronology studies, as well as in nuclear sciences.

Thermo Scientific mass spectrometers have enabled geoscientists to make exciting pioneering discoveries in many geosciences fields, helping scientists overcome challenges and providing reliable analytical solutions. 

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Become an isotope hunter
Become an Isotope Hunter! Attend the Isotope Fingerprints e-learning series.

In this e-learning series you will get an introduction to Isotope Fingerprints and will learn more about:

  • What are Isotope Fingerprints?
  • How is an Isotope Fingerprint detected?
  • Where can Isotope Fingerprints be applied?
  • What are examples of Isotope Fingerprint applications for food integrity, environmental forensics, criminal forensics, doping control, etc…