Simultaneous delta15N, delta13C and delta34S measurements of low-biomass samples using a technically advanced high sensitivity elemental analyzer connected to an isotope ratio mass spectrometer.

@article{Hansen2009SimultaneousDD,
  title={Simultaneous delta15N, delta13C and delta34S measurements of low-biomass samples using a technically advanced high sensitivity elemental analyzer connected to an isotope ratio mass spectrometer.},
  author={Thomas T. Hansen and Antje Burmeister and Ulrich Sommer},
  journal={Rapid communications in mass spectrometry : RCM},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 21},
  pages={3387-93}
}
Conventional simultaneous CNS stable isotope abundance measurements of solid samples usually require high sample amounts, up to 1 mg carbon, to achieve exact analytical results. This rarely used application is often impaired by high C:S element ratios when organic samples are analyzed and problems such as incomplete conversion into sulphur dioxide occur during analysis. We introduce, as a technical innovation, a high sensitivity elemental analyzer coupled to a conventional isotope ratio mass… CONTINUE READING