Continuous Flow Isotopic Analysis of Small Carbonate Samples (10-90µg) using a Sercon GSL

Introduction The GSL Carbonate set-up allows for the analysis of δ13C and δ18O isotopes in carbonate samples from 10 to 500µg with a high degree of accuracy and precision. Data from carbonates, for example, can be used to build accurate palaeoclimates. The Sercon heated sample bed can hold 220 samples in 5ml vials which are split into two halves that can be heated independently. As well as carbonate analysis, the GSL can be used for any other gas head-space analysis (e.g. breath, atmospheric CO2 , etc.) and combustion of solid or liquid samples.