Heiko Moossen, Dr.
Phone: +49 (0)3641 57 - 6400
Fax: +49 (0)3641 57 - 7400
High precision analysis of isotope ratios
The BGC stable isotope laboratory serves as a central service to members of the institute and to external collaborators for determining stable isotopic compositions of a large number of different types of samples. In addition, the IsoLab has an independent role in the scientific community with a focus on new instrumental aspects, calibration, and isotopic standardization (in collaboration with IAEA and USGS). For the air-CO2 community, IsoLab acts as a WMO Central Calibration Laboratory (CCL). In this role it provides reference materials (‚JRAS’) to other laboratories and maintains an active role in intercomparison activities. A similar role is envisaged for the future in methane isotope analysis. A complex analytical system for analyzing the CH4 isotopes has been developed.