Kiel IV Carbonate Device for Isotope Ratio MS

Thermo Scientific KIEL IV carbonate device provides fully automated long term performance at ultimate isotope precision for more than 10,000 samples per year.

The KIEL IV Carbonate Device coupled to either the 10-kV Thermo Scientific MAT 253 or the 3-kV DELTA V isotope ratio mass spectrometer meets the requirements of such work by providing the highest linearity at highest sensitivity, while enabling high throughput through full automation of the analytical process, from the reaction to the reporting of measurement results.

Isotope ratio analysis of carbonate samples is increasingly important in paleoclimatic reconstructions. The requirement for isotope ratio analysis of small samples of carbonate arose in studies of biogenic carbonates (e.g. foraminifera, bivalves, brachiopods, otoliths, corals).

Studies of carbonates from growth zones of individual organisms and high resolution studies of microfossils from drill cores require an analytical system which can provide both high throughput and high performance in precision and accuracy over a large dynamic range of sample size.

  • Unique temperature controlled reaction cabinet for ultimate isotope precision of carbonates
  • Two independent reaction lines with acid dosing valves for high sample throughput
  • New microvolume ensuring viscous flow of CO2 from small samples of carbonate
  • "Fast bellows" strategy reducing CO2 sample consumption during standard-to-sample pressure adjustment
  • Total process control and data log file for complete insight to all preparation and measurement processes at any time
  • Time slicing for realtime information of data acquisition with a resolution up to 80 data points per integration cycle

The KIEL IV Carbonate Device coupled to either the 10-kV Thermo Scientific MAT 253 or the 3-kV DELTA V isotope ratio mass spectrometer meets the requirements of such work by providing the highest linearity at highest sensitivity, while enabling high throughput through full automation of the analytical process, from the reaction to the reporting of measurement results.

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