About this series
In the last few decades, isotope geochemistry has become an essential part of geochemistry and has contributed significantly to the solution of a wide variety of geoscientific problems, which span the whole field of earth sciences. Continued improvements in mass spectrometry and the invention of new mass-spectrometer systems, such as multicollector-ICP mass spectrometers (MC-ICP-MS), has enabled investigations of isotope variations of a wide range of transition and heavy elements that could not previously be measured with adequate precision. This has allowed many of the stable and radioactive isotopic systems to be investigated and applied to a huge variety of inorganic and organic samples.
Advances in Isotope Geochemistry, seeks to provide in-depth reviews of isotopic systems, methods and applications to a degree which is not possible within journal articles. Methods are described in detail, from sample collection and preparation to the fine tuning and subtleties of the mass spectrometric methods, data reduction and interpretation. The AIG series is the first stop when establishing new methods and an excellent reference for every isotope laboratory, serving as textbooks in university courses as well as a source of information for professionals.