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Isotope and Element Analysis Platform

The platform (incl. Gas IRMS, noble Gas MS, MC-ICPMS, X-ray, gas chromatography, molecular-scale isotope modelling) is dedicated to matter flux studies and isotopic fingerprinting to identify and quantify environmental and solid-earth processes from ancient records to modern environments.

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References Gas IRMS

Surma, J., Assonov, S., Bolourchi, M. J., Staubwasser, M. (2015): Triple oxygen isotope signatures in evaporated water bodies from the Sistan Oasis, Iran: 17O-EXCESS in desert waters. Geophy. Res. Lett. 42, 8456–8462. doi: 10.1002/2015GL066475

Drăguşin, V., Staubwasser, M., Hoffmann, D. L., Ersek, V., Onac, B. P., and Veres, D. (2014): Constraining Holocene hydrological changes in the Carpathian–Balkan region using speleothem δ18O and pollen-based temperature reconstructions, Clim. Past, 10, 1363-1380, doi:10.5194/cp-10-1363-2014.

Refernces Multicollector ICPMS

Münker, C., Weyer, S., Scherer, E., Mezger, K. (2001): Separation of High Field Strength Elements (Nb, Ta, Zr, Hf) and Lu from rock samples for MC-ICPMS measurements. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G3) 2. doi: 10.1029/2001GC000183.

Peters, S.T.M., Münker, C., Wombacher, F., Elfers, B.M. (2015): Precise determination of low abundance isotopes (174Hf, 180Wand 190Pt) in terrestrial materials and meteorites using multiple collector ICP-MS equipped with 1012 Ω Faraday amplifiers. Chemical Geology 413: 132-145. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.08.018

Pfeifer, M., Lloyd N.S., Peters, S.T.M., Wombacher, F., Elfers, B.M., Schulz, T., Münker, C. (2017): Tantalum isotope ratio measurements and isotope abundances determined by MC-ICP-MS using amplifiers equipped with 1010, 1012 and 1013 Ohm resistors. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 32 (1): 130-143. doi: 10.1039/C6JA00329J

Wombacher, F., Rehkämper, M., Mezger, K., Bischoff, A., Münker, C. (2008): Cadmium stable isotope cosmochemistry. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72 (2): 646-667. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2007.10.024

References Noble Gas Mass Spectrometry

Dunai, T. J., Porcelli, D. (2002): Storage and transport of noble gases in the subcontinental lithosphere. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry 47 (1), 371-409. doi: 10.2138/rmg.2002.47.10


© Prof. Dr. Carsten Münker

Contact: Multicollector-ICPMS

Prof. Dr. Carsten Münker
University of Cologne
Institute of Geology and Mineralogy
Zülpicher Straße 49a
50674 Köln

Phone: +49 221 470-3198

© Prof. Tibor Dunai

Contact: Noble Gas MS

Prof. Dr. Tibor Dunai
University of Cologne
Institute of Geology und Mineralogy
Zülpicher Straße 49a
50674 Köln

Phone: +49 221 470-7317