Dear David,
There is also a chapter on isotope dilution, including an introduction and
equations for calculation in my book VolumeI, which is just published.
The reference is:
Berglund, M. (2004) Introduction to isotope dilution mass spectrometry
(IDMS). In: Handbook of stable isotope analytical techniques. De Groot, P.A.
(ed.). VolumeI. Elsevier: 820834.
Hope this may be helpful, if you did not found a solution to your problem
already.
Best wishes,
Pier.
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> Dear List,
>
> I ran across a formula on the internet,
> ( http://wwwrcamnl.wr.usgs.gov/isoig/isopubs/itchch2.html ) sec 2.5.4, that I
> am having trouble understanding. The equation is suppose to calculate the
> final isotopic compostion when you mix two solutions of known concentration
> and isotopic concentration together. There is a term F which is equal to
> R/(1+R), R being the ratio of isotopes of interest. I'm not sure how F is
> related to delta or at%.
> I've calculated the final isotopic concentration to my own satisfaction but it
> bothers me that I can't get the same answer using this equation. Thanks for
> any insight into this problem.
>
> David DenHaan
> NSTL
>
