Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer Facility

The stable isotope facility operates alongside the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology where we share expertise and resources to deliver high quality isotopic data and pioneer novel techniques. 

Our goal is to use the capability of the facility to address unique fields of environmental research, fulfilling the cutting edge analytical needs of the university and beyond. 

The analytical capabilities of the facility include stable isotope analysis of carbon, nitrogen, sulphur and hydrogen in solid materials by combustion, high temperature oxygen pyrolysis, and liquid injection by elemental analyser. Carbonate and dissolved inorganic carbon are analysed by continuous flow, and we host dedicated facilities for compound specific isotope analysis. The facility also hosts multi-collector capability for analysis of carbon isotopologues.

Analysis is undertaken across a broad spectrum of research projects and funding sources, but is also available for use by external academic customers and commercial clients.

 

Contact: Peter Wynn

Email: p.wynn@lancaster.ac.uk

Tel: + 44 (0)1524 510235