Stable Isotope Analysis

What the light stable isotopes can tell you

The analysis of the stable isotopes of hydrogen, carbon, oxygen, nitrogen and sulfur has widespread applicability in the natural sciences. The natural variations in the relative abundances of these isotopes can provide useful information in a wide variety of applications, such as forensics, food authenticity, environmental and paleoclimate research.

Stable isotope analysis categories

Measure isotopic signatures with extreme precision and sensitivity to provide unique insight into the history and origin of compounds. Meet the demands of a broad range of research applications with the configurable Thermo Scientific gas isotope ratio mass spectrometers.

Dramatically expand the throughput and range of your isotope ratio analyses with our comprehensive array of high-performance, application-specific sample preparation units and interfaces.

Featured stable isotope ratio analysis applications

Getting unique information from complex compounds using isotopic signatures
  • Air quality
  • Carbon storage and sequestration
  • Environmental sciences
  • Forensics
  • Greenhouse gas monitoring
  • Hydrology
  • Medical sciences
  • Petrology and petrochemistry
Getting unique information from complex compounds using isotopic signatures
  • Air quality
  • Carbon storage and sequestration
  • Environmental sciences
  • Forensics
  • Greenhouse gas monitoring
  • Hydrology
  • Medical sciences
  • Petrology and petrochemistry

Featured video

Verifying Food Origins Using Stable Isotopes

Dr Simon Kelly, (formerly Science Faculty Research Lab Manager, University of East Anglia, UK) discusses the use of Stable Isotope Analysis to detect Food Adulteration.


Detecting Clues, tracking Origin, unraveling History with isotope fingerprints
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…

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