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Abstract

The necessity to detect small isotopic alterations in atmospheric noble gases requires the capability to determine their isotopic composition by ultra-accurate measurements. These alterations may be due to natural isotopic fractionation effects or to the release of anthropogenic noble gases to the atmosphere. In order to evaluate the potential application of detecting small isotopic alterations of xenon and krypton in air, measurements using pressurised xenon and krypton commercial gases were performed on two different instruments. The two instruments use different physical principles for measurement and therefore result in quite different performances. The present investigation aimed at a quantification of this difference and its impact on potential applications.

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Authors: AREGBE Y, JRC Geel (BE);VALKIERS S, JRC Geel (BE);MAYER K, JRC Geel (BE);DE BIEVRE P, JRC Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: International Journal of Ion Processes and Mass Spectrometry
Record Number: 199511500 / Last updated on: 1995-11-03
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en