Gas chromatography – isotope ratio mass spectrometry (GC-IRMS)

Technique

Gas chromatography coupled to isotope ratio mass spectrometry (δ13C and δD) 

Applications

  • Detection of compound-specific isotope ratios (δ13C, δD) of hydrocarbons in crude oils, gas samples and organic extracts from sediments, rocks, soils, water, plants and microorganisms to
    • investigate biogeochemical processes such as biodegradation of petroleum
    • evaluate origin and fate of biogenic and geogenic organic compounds
    • elucidate carbon and energy sources for feeding deep microbial ecosystems
Andrea Vieth-Hillebrand
Scientist
Dr. Andrea Vieth-Hillebrand
Organic Geochemistry
Telegrafenberg
Building B , Room 221
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1431
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