Stable Isotope Geochemistry

  • Jochen Hoefs

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jochen Hoefs
    Pages 1-46
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 385-389

About this book


Stable Isotope Geochemistry is an introduction to the use of stable isotopes in the geosciences. For students and scientists alike the book will be a primary source of information with regard to how and where stable isotopes can be used to solve geological problems. 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. In the last decade, major advances in multicollector-ICP-mass-spectrometry enable the precise determination of a wide range of transition and heavy elements. Progress in analysing the rare isotopes of certain elements allows the distinction between mass-dependent and mass-independent fractionations. These major advances in analytical techniques make an extended new edition necessary. Special emphasis has been given to the growing field of “non-traditional” isotope systems. Many new references have been added, which will enable quick access to recent literature.


Hoefs geochemistry Hoefs stable isotope geochemistry Isotope fractionation Isotope ratios Mass spectrometry Stabel isotopes geochemistry Stable isotopes

Authors and affiliations

  • Jochen Hoefs
    • 1
  1. 1.Abt. IsotopengeologieUniversität Göttingen Geowissenschaftliches ZentrumGöttingenGermany

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