Modified from PerkinElmer Inc.

Analytical Services

Services and Rates 

Contract Services in Isotope Analyses 
Rb, Sr, Sm, Nd, Lu, Hf, U,Th, Pb

 We perform Rb, Sr, Sm, Nd, Lu, Hf, U,Th, Pb concentration analyses by isotope dilution mass spectrometry or equivalent methods. Our facility includes ultraclean Class-100 laboratories with controlled temperature and humidity for weighing, dissolving and processing samples. Isotope ratios are determined using two multi-collector mass spectrometers ( a Triton TIMS and a Neptune TIMS). We include the results for internationally recognized isotopic standards with all our contract work. 

Although we can, in rare circumstances, carry out mineral separations, we prefer that mineral separates and/or rock powders are prepared and provided by the requestor. All powders should be inspected for homogeneity under a binocular microscope prior to shipping them to us. Please do not provide powders in paper or plastic bags - centrifuge tubes or small plastic/glass vials should be used.

Price per sample (routine analyses, CDN dollars)

Pb (galena)$290
Rb/Sr (ID) or Sr (IC)$395
Sr (carbonates)$315
Sr (waters)$210
Sr & Nd (IC only)$710
Sr & Sm-Nd$710
Lu-Hf (no bombing digest involved)$600
Sr, Lu-Hf & Sm-Nd (no bombing digest involved) $1,200

Research Services in Isotope Analyses
Ca, Sm/Nd, Rb/ Sr, U/ Pb and Lu/Hf

Please contact us for details.