Isotope Ratio Infrared Spectrometry (IRIS)
Taking isotope analysis to a new level of ease while making profound scientific discoveries
Utilize state-of-the-art mid-infrared spectroscopy with the Thermo Scientific™ Delta Ray™ Isotope Ratio Infrared Spectrometer (IRIS), which enables the simultaneous determination of δ13C and δ18O of CO2 at ambient concentrations with a precision as low as 0.05%. This CO2 isotope ratio analyzer empowers you to make profound scientific discoveries in a wide variety of research fields like greenhouse gas monitoring, ecology and plant science, volcano monitoring, carbon storage and sequestration.
Extend the continuous measurement of isotope ratios and concentrations of CO2 in air to discrete samples such as head space analysis or direct injection of μg amounts of CO2, such as in vials, syringes or bags.
Enjoy IRIS' great flexibility and ease-of-use. Perform real-time measurements of elemental and isotope composition of CO2 such as in volcanic gases with the field deployable Delta Ray™ Isotope Ratio Infrared Spectrometer and expand your scientific discoveries, from greenhouse gas monitoring, ecology and plant science, to volcano monitoring, carbon storage and sequestration
Studying volcanic emissions enables volcanologists to better predict volcanic patterns and eruptions. With the Delta Ray spectrometer, volcanologists such as Andrea Rizzo who is studying Mt. Etna can for the first time ever conduct continuous measurement of isotope ratio values from carbon dioxide in ambient air. The ability to transport the system in the field—such as the summit of a volcano—enables scientists to collect as many data points as one per second, 24/7.