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Stable and Radiogenic Isotope Research Laboratory

 

 

 

 

 

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Kontakt


Univerzita Karlova v Praze
Přírodovědecká fakulta
Praha 2, Albertov 6, 128 43

 

Zodpovědná osoba:

Dr. Jakub Trubač | jakub.trubac@natur.cuni.cz | mobil 604 871 400



Pracovníci laboratoře:

Dr. Martin Mihaljevič | martin.mihaljevic@natur.cuni.cz
Dr. Jiří Zachariáš | jiri.zacharias@natur.cuni.cz
Dr. Kateřina Jandová | katerina.jandova@natur.cuni.cz
Mgr. Lenka Vondrovicová | lenka.vondrovicova@natur.cuni.cz


Stable and Radiogennic Isotopes Facility

 

Geological departments of the Faculty of Science, Charles University have built up a new „Stable and radiogennic isotope research laboratory“ in 2015. The laboratory is equipped with two Thermo Scientific© IRMS spectrometers (Mat 253 and Delta V Advantage) and with associated instruments (Flash EA 2000, TC/EA, GasBench II and LC IsoLink). For the purpose of this project the IRMS Delta V Advantage will be used in combination with the elemental analyzer Flash EA 2000 (for isotopic measurements of organic C and N) and the LC IsoLink interface (for „compound specific isotope analysis“ of organic substances).  Both techniques are already in use.

Isotopic composition of heavier elements (e.g. Sr, Nd, Ag, Pb) is determined using a high-precision isotope ratio measurements with the Thermo Scientific Neptune Plus high resolution multicollector ICP-MS system. We use powerful double-focusing mass spectrometer with high mass resolution, 1+8 moveable Faraday collectors, and 1 multi ion counting detector. The Neptune offers ground-breaking sensitivity (1012Ω amplifiers), high dynamic ranges, unsurpassed linearity, and robust stability.

 

Environment Research Laboratory of stable and radiogenic isotopes

Contact:

Dr. Jakub Trubač

Charles University in Prague

Faculty of Science

Institute of geochemistry, mineralogy and mineral resources
Charles University in Prague
Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2

Mobile: +420 604 871 400
e-mail: jakub.trubac@gmail.com
Skype: bukowskit


Equipment and methods

METHODS DESCRIPTION – Flash EA 2000 and TC/EA High Temperature Conversion Elemental Analyzer

Nitrogen, carbon, sulfur, oxygen and nitrogen isotopes in organic and inorganic solid samples

Stable isotopic composition of nitrogen and carbon is determined using a Thermo Flash 2000 elemental analyzer connected to a Thermo Delta V Advantage isotope ratio mass spectrometer in a Continuous Flow IV system and oxygen and hydrogen isotopes are determined using a Thermo TC/EA analyzer connected to a Thermo MAT253 isotope ratio mass spectrometer in a Continuous Flow IV system. Minimal weight of samples depends on the wt% amount of both elements. Samples wrapped in tin capsules are combusted or high-temperature pyrolysed. Released gases (CO2, N2, O2, H2) split in a GC column are transferred to MS source through a capillary. Isotope ratios are reported as delta (δ) values and expressed relative to VPDB for δ13C and to atmospheric nitrogen for δ15N. Delta values are normalized to a calibration curve based on international standards.

Flash 2000
TC-EA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

METHODS DESCRIPTION - GasBench II

Oxygen and carbon isotopes in carbonates

Isotopic composition of Dissolved Inorganic Carbon in water

Oxygen isotopes in water

Stable isotopic composition of oxygen and carbon in carbonates is determined using a GasBench II Carbonate Device connected to a Finnigan MAT253 isotope ratio mass spectrometer in a Continuous Flow IV system. Sample (minimum weight 20 µg) is reacted with orthophosphoric acid (density 1.94 g/dm3) at 70°C. International standard NBS 18, L-SVEC is analyzed per every ten samples. Isotope ratios are reported as delta (δ) values and expressed relative to VPDB standard.

 

GasBench II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

METHODS DESCRIPTION – Dual Inlet and MicroVolume

Oxygen and carbon isotopes in carbonates

Stable isotopic composition of oxygen and carbon in carbonates is determined using a Dual Inlet and MicroVolume connected to a Finnigan MAT253 isotope ratio mass spectrometer in a Continuous Flow IV system.

MAT 253 + Dual Inlet and MicroVolume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

METHODS DESCRIPTION - GC IsoLink II Interface for GC-IRMS

GC-IRMS solution provides a significant step forward in analytical performance and capability. Harnessing the combined power of the Thermo Scientific TRACE 1310 GC, GC IsoLink II preparation device and the ConFlo IV reference interface with Delta V isotope ratio MS.

 

GC IsoLink II Interface for GC-IRMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

METHODS DESCRIPTION

Neptune Plus High Resolution Multicollector ICP-MS

Isotopic composition of selected elements is determined using a high-precision isotope ratio measurements with the Thermo Scientific Neptune Plus high resolution multicollector ICP-MS system. We used powerful double-focusing mass spectrometer, with high mass resolution, variable 9× multicollectors, and 1× multi ion counting capability. The Neptune offers ground-breaking sensitivity (10-12 amplifiers), high dynamic ranges, unsurpassed linearity, and robust stability.

 

MC-ICP-MS Neptune Plus

 

 

 

 

 

 

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