Radiogenic Isotope and Non-traditional Isotope Analysis

Exploring the heavier element isotopes

Non-traditional stable isotopes refer to the stable isotopes of heavy elements such as Mg, Ca, Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn, Se, Mn, Cl, and more. There is growing interest in using these non-traditional stable isotopes in such areas as geochemistry, archaeology, biology and medical sciences, as well as forensics and food authenticity. Radiogenic isotopic signatures are powerful tracers for studying the age and origin of the earth as well as for understanding the mixing process among its different components.

Popular radiogenic and stable isotope analysis products

Featured mass spectrometers for isotope ratio analysis

Meet the demands for precise isotope ratio measurements with the unsurpassed precision, sensitivity, dynamic range and stability of the Thermo Scientific multicollector ICP-MS and TIMS systems. These systems represent a major step forward in multicollector ICP tech­nology and opens the door to ever-expanding applications within earth and nuclear sciences, as well as other disciplines.

Perform accurate and reliable quantitative multi-element analyses at trace levels, even without sample preparation. The Thermo Scientific ICP-MS systems cover the mg/L to sub pg/L concentration range and are especially suitable for semiconductor, geological and material science laboratories.

Featured radiogenic and non-traditional stable isotope applications

Ultimate instrumentation for geochronology

Our innovative mass spectrometers help geoscientists to provide insights into the age of their valuable rocks, minerals, sediments and fossils, enabling them to make exciting pioneering discoveries in geochronology. The Thermo Scientific instruments such as Triton Plus TIMS, Neptune Plus MC-ICP-MS and Thermo Scientific ELEMENT ICP-MS are the workhorses for producing the highest quality age data from analyzing isotope systems of Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, Lu-Hf, Re-Os, Pb-U and U-Th. The noble gas mass spectrometers are the ultimate choice for obtaining the high precision Ar-Ar, cosmogenic exposure neon and low temperature thermochronology data. 

Isotopic fingerprinting using non-traditional stable isotopes

Exploring new isotopic tool in fingerprinting studies, such as forensics, environmental and health sciences, archeology and geology. Non-traditional stable isotopes, such as Mg, Ca, S, Si, Fe, Cu, Zin, Cd open new fields of applications. Read more about what our multicollector ICP-MS and TIMS instruments can offer for novel stable isotope analyses.

Investigation of nuclear materials

Nuclear applications, like nuclear safeguards, environmental control and nuclear fuel processing, undergo very stringent regulations, requiring precise and accurate isotope analysis of Uranium and other actinide elements. Read more about what our multicollector ICP-MS and TIMS products can do for nuclear research.