Isotopic Properties of Selected Elements

  • Jochen Hoefs
Part of the Minerals and Rocks book series (MINERALS, volume 9)


Until 1931 it was assumed that hydrogen consisted of only one isotope. Urey et al. (1932a, b) detected the presence of a second, heavy, stable isotope, which was called deuterium. Way et al. (1950) gave the following average abundances of the stable hydrogen isotope:
  1. 1H:


  2. 2D:




Stable Isotope Oxygen Isotope Isotope Fractionation Hydrogen Isotope Sulfur Isotope 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jochen Hoefs
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  1. 1.Geochemisches Institut der UniversitätGöttingenGermany

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