Stable Isotope Geochemistry

  • Jochen Hoefs

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Jochen Hoefs
    Pages 1-51
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 433-437

About this book


This classic textbook is an introduction to the systematics and the use of stable isotopes in geosciences. It is subdivided into three parts: i) theoretical and experimental principles, ii) fractionation processes of light and heavy elements, iii) the natural variations of geologically important reservoirs. Since the publication of the previous edition advances in multicollector-ICP-mass-spectrometry allow precise measurements of new isotope systems. In this new edition therefore, 42 elements with resolvable natural variations in isotope composition are discussed. New findings from non-traditional isotope systems have been incorporated. Many new references have been added, which enable quick access to recent literature.


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  • Jochen Hoefs
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  1. 1.Abteilung Isotopengeologie, Geowissenschaftliches ZentrumUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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