Thermo Presents Advancements in Isotope Ratio Technology for Geosciences
Product News Jun 28, 2016
Thermo Fisher Event Highlights:
• High Precision Multicollector Measurement Strategies Using 1013 ohm Amplifier Technology
Tuesday June 28 at 12:45-1:45 p.m., Room 502
More precise isotope ratio measurements from smaller sample amounts are now possible using Thermo Scientific 1013 ohm amplifier technology. This new technology will allow scientists to investigate fine scale information with better resolution. Application data as well as practical information are going to be presented for using this new technology. The seminar will be of interest to those involved in all fields of isotope geochemistry and geochronology research.
• New Technologies for High-precision Clumped Isotope Analysis
Wednesday June 29 at 12:45-1:45 p.m., Room 502
IRMS has a long history that began with the analysis of the isotopes of CO2. Over decades, new technologies in IRMS have been introduced, such as multi-collection and high resolution features. These features have expanded the field into clumped isotope analysis. This seminar will focus on the technological developments in IRMS that have enabled high-precision analysis of clumped isotopes and the latest data obtained.
• Investigating CO2 Where and When You Want It: High-precision Carbon and Oxygen Isotope Analysis
Thursday June 30 at 12:45-1:45 p.m. Room 502
Traditional IRMS analysis of CO2 is usually laboratory based, however, using IRIS, it is now possible to perform continuous analysis in the field or determine isotope ratios of small, discrete samples close to the sampling site. Various applications will be presented, from the monitoring of conference room air, to South American volcanoes and Austrian cave air. New applications that are enabled by the capability to analyze discrete and small samples in the lab and in the field will also be discussed.
• Posters: Several scientific posters will be presented that cover a wide range of topics including, IRIS analysis of CO2 to reveal preferential flow pathways in geological storage sites; a new workflow for the measurement of zircons using high-gain current amplifiers; and the robust and precise analysis of low abundance isotopes.