Stable Isotope Laboratory
The mass spectrometry lab is equipped with an Elementar Isoprime and a VG Optima Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer. The Isoprime is attached to a dual micro-inlet and a Multicarb sample prep module capable of running 60 automated samples of carbonate or water. The Isoprime is also connected to a EuroVector EA3024 with an 80 position autosampler for analysis of N15 and C13 of organics. The EA is also connected to a diluter allowing for the sequential analysis of Carbon and Nitrogen. The Optima has two
preparation lines for measuring carbon and oxygen isotopic composition: a combination
44-sample carbonate carousel and acid bath which allows direct CO2 generation from loaded
samples, and a 10-port manifold for ampuled gas analysis. In addition the Optima is
linked to a Fisons Elemental Analyzer, which allows for rapid isotope ratio analyses of
carbon and nitrogen in organic substances and fluids.
If you have any questions
about the facility feel free to contact Eric Tappa.