Principles and Practice of Analytical Techniques in Geosciences.pdf

Principles and Practice of Analytical Techniques in Geosciences.pdf


The turn of the 21st century has seen many fundamental developments in the application of analytical chemistry to the field of Geosciences. Geoscientists have embraced analytical tools such as synchrotron imaging, while advances in mass spectrometry have further enhanced the use of stable isotopes and opened up new opportunities in chemical detection. The editor has more than 20 years' experience in the field, having pioneered the application of compound-specific isotopes in organic geochemistry. Individual chapters bring together expertise from across the globe to present a comprehensive outlook on the analytical technologies available to the geoscientist today. This book will provide an essential guide to exploring the earth's natural resources and changing climate by detection science. Experienced researchers will appreciate the broad treatment of the subject as a valuable reference, while students and those new to the field will quickly gain an appreciation of both the techniques at hand, and the importance of constructing, and analysing, the complex data sets they can generate.

Professor Grice (Curtin University, Australia) has 20 years experience in the fields of organic geochemistry, analytical chemistry and isotope biogeochemistry and has published 100 research papers including 4 book chapters. She is experienced in the development and application of analytical methods in the geosciences having pioneered the application of compound specific isotopes (C, H) of biomarkers in organic geochemistry, and the application of many robust tandem mass spectrometry methods.

Preface; NanoSIMS as an Analytical Tool in the Geosciences; Clumped Isotope Geochemistry; Application of Radiogenic Isotopes in Geosciences - Overview and Perspectives; Advances in fluorescence spectroscopy for Petroleum Geosciences; Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (TOF-SIMS): Principles and Practice in the Biogeosciences; Development and utilisation of catalytic hydropyrolysis (HyPy) as an analytical tool for a Variety of Organic Geochemical Applications; Microscale Sealed Vessel Pyrolysis; High Precision MC-ICP-MS Measurements of 11B: Matrix Effects in Direct Injection and Spray Chamber Sample Introduction Systems; Radioactive Carbon in Environmental Science; Development and Initial Biogeochemical Applications of Compound Specific Sulfur Isotope Analysis; Applications of Liquid Chromatography - Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry in Geochemistry and Archaeological Science


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