isotope ratio News

  • Bruker’s aurora Elite enables almost simultaneous determination of isotope ratios, the ultimate tool for geochemistry research

    The unsurpassed sensitivity of Bruker’s new aurora Elite ICP-MS system, in combination with its low abundance sensitivity and fast scan speed, will now drive applications in the challenging market of geochemistry research. Thanks to ultra-high sensitivity and very short integration ...


    By Bruker Corporation

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches ConFlo IV Universal Interface for Continuous Flow Isotope Ratio MS

    BREMEN, GERMANY – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today introduced the Thermo Scientific ConFlo IV Universal Interface for GC, LC and elemental analyzer coupled with isotope ratio mass spectrometers. The ConFlo IV enables immediate switching between as many as three sample preparation devices to significantly reduce idle time while increasing sample throughput. ...

  • Isotopic Signatures of Foods and Other Natural Products

    Today’s natural products are sourced, shipped and used all over the world. Suppliers and retailers face increasing customer and government pressure to be fully transparent in the true provenance and history of all the content within such products. An example of this is the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) program introduced by the USDA in 2009. This creates a need for improved analytical ...

  • Picarro Isotopic CO2 Analyzer Wins Prestigious R&D 100 Award

    Sunnyvale, CA – Picarro Inc. has won the coveted R&D 100 award for 2008 with their G1101-i Isotopic CO2 Analyzer. Dubbed the 'Oscars of Invention' by the Chicago Tribune, the R&D Awards are presented annually by the editors of R&D, a unique, broad-spectrum publication covering technical innovations in industry, universities and government/national labs. Specifically, the awards ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • New Innovations at AGU 2015 Extend the Boundaries of Isotope Analysis for Geosciences Research

    Scientists engaged in climate research, biochemistry, forensics and oil/gas exploration can now analyze the isotopic anatomy of molecules using a new high-resolution isotope ratio mass spectrometer. It enables scientists to access the direct conditions under which molecules were formed, transported, stored and degraded. Thermo Fisher Scientific will showcase this and other solutions this week at ...


    By Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • Picarro Introduces the World’s First Instrument for Simultaneous Carbon and Hydrogen Isotope Analysis

    Picarro, Inc., the world’s leading provider of instruments for carbon and water cycle measurement, today announced a powerful new analyzer, which, for the first time, simultaneously measures isotope ratios of carbon and hydrogen from a single sample. The Picarro 13C+D CM-CRDS (Carbon-13 + Deuterium Combustion Module - Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy) Isotope ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • Picarro launches liquid water isotope analyzer with unmatched sensitivity and simplicity

    The new Picarro L1102-i water isotope analyzer is the first instrument to combine simple, turnkey operation with the sensitivity and precision (δ18O < 0.10/00, δD <0.50/00) better than or equal to the IRMS (isotope ratio mass spectrometer) systems traditionally used in stable isotope labs. Moreover, this integrated, compact instrument provides simultaneous measurement of both ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • Climate scientists successfully deploy water isotope analyzer at 11,000 feet altitude

    Climate scientists from the University of Colorado and the University of New Mexico studying the water cycle have successfully deployed a Picarro precision water isotope analyzer at a remote monitoring station near the top of Mauna Loa, Hawaii. Sampling water vapor at this extreme altitude (11,000 feet above sea level) is notoriously difficult because the water concentration can drop as low a few ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • New Picarro Water Isotope Analyzer Makes the Quantum Leap in Performance

    Picarro, the world's leading provider of instruments for carbon and water cycle measurements, announced today the L2130-i, a new water isotope analyzer that advances measurement precision to a new level enabling scientists unprecedented capability to measure fine scale changes in the global water cycle or extractions from a milligram of tissue. With typical instrument precision of 11 per meg for ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • Picarro and O.I. Corporation launch integrated isotope analyzer for Total Organic Carbon (TOC)

    Picarro, Inc. has partnered with O.I. Corporation, d.b.a. O.I. Analytical, (NASDAQ: OICO) to develop a turnkey analyzer to measure total organic carbon (TOC) as well as the carbon stable isotope ratio (13C). The iTOC-CRDS works directly with solids, liquids, sludges and slurries, and will be formally launched at the Pittcon 2009 technical conference and exhibition (March 8-13, Chicago, IL). The ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • Picarro Announces 3x Performance Increase for Isotopic Carbon Dioxide Analysis Enabling Broad New Applications in Science and Research

    Picarro, Inc., the world's leading provider of instruments for carbon and water cycle measurements, today announced a new carbon isotope analyzer with three times the precision and four times the stability of Picarro's current industry-leading isotopic CO2 instruments.  With a performance specification of 0.1 per mil precision for 13C/12C ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • New frontiers with advanced gas analyzers for medical applications

    ETG-LGR instruments provide fast measurements of isotopic ratios (δ2H, δ17O, δ18O, δ13C) in blood, urine, plasma, saliva and breath. No longer limited by time consuming sample preparation, equilibration, or pre-concentration processes, fast and precise measurements may be obtained by untrained personnel in real time at a fraction of the cost. For example, traditional ...

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific launches new GC isolink system

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the European launch of its Thermo Scientific GC IsoLink™ at Analytica 2008. Building on Thermo Fisher’s leadership in Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry, the GC IsoLink makes isotope ratio monitoring GC/MS (irm-GC/MS) as easy to perform as GC/MS. Scientists, lab managers and operators can now routinely use isotope ...


    By Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • Picarro gas analyzer pinpoints types and origins of CO2 emissions

    Picarro, Inc. has debuted a unique ultra-trace gas analyzer for precisely measuring Isotopic CO2, a marker of the type of CO2 and its origin. The instrument is based on cavity ring down spectroscopy (CRDS) technology exclusively licensed from Stanford University, and further enhanced at Picarro. Picarro's CRDS analyzers deliver parts-per-billion to parts-per-trillion gas sensitivity at high ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • Nitrate pollution management workshop

    At the European level, surface and groundwater nitrate pollution remains of major concern, despite considerable efforts made over the last decades via e.g. Nitrate Directive and Urban Waste Water Directive. Currently, all parties from European to local level dealing with nitrate pollution face the same challenge: significant improvement in managing and controlling human inputs of nitrate in the ...


  • Drinking water in Gaza Strip contaminated with high levels of nitrate

    Palestinian and German scientists have recommended to the authorities in the Gaza Strip that they take immediate measures to combat excessive nitrate levels in the drinking water. 90 per cent of their water samples were found to contain nitrate concentrations that were between two and eight times higher than the limit recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), say the researchers from ...

  • ASTM C968 - 12 Standard Test Methods for Analysis of Sintered Gadolinium Oxide-Uranium Dioxide Pellets

    The test methods in this method are designed to show whether a given material is in accordance with Specification C922. 1. Scope 1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the analysis of sintered gadolinium oxide-uranium dioxide pellets to determine compliance with specifications. 1.2 The analytical procedures appear in the following order ...


    By ASTM International

  • New High Resolution Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer

    The new Extrel MAXCS-50 Series quadrupole mass spectrometer from Henniker Scientific directly addresses research applications requiring high sensitivity gas analysis of low molecular weight species. At the heart of the instrument is a high specification mass filter assembly, featuring a precision machined 19mm quadrupole rod set with RF-only pre and post-filters, stabilizing rods and high ...


  • Europeans unlock puzzle of centuries-old methane question

    Ice cores play a major role in climate research because they act as a historical point of reference, enabling researchers to take direct measurements of the atmospheric composition and greenhouse gas concentrations of the past. From its drilling, the European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica (EPICA), has obtained for the first time key information on changes in methane levels. The EU provided ...

  • Picarro Selected by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer 2012

    Picarro, Inc., the world's leading provider of instruments for carbon and water cycle measurements, today announced its selection to the World Economic Forum's 2012 class of Technology Pioneers. This annual award designates a select group of companies as the "most innovative technology start-ups from around the world..." and businesses that "...are poised to have a critical impact on how business ...


    By Picarro, Inc

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