isotope abundance

isotope abundance

[′ī·sə‚tōp ə¦bən·dəns]
(nuclear physics)
The ratio of the number of atoms of a particular isotope in a sample of an element to the number of atoms of a specified isotope, or to the total number of atoms of the element.
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The isotope abundance ratios were a particularly important clue, because they could reveal where the iron came from-one variant pointed to iron from the ancient Loess Plateau of northern China, a frequent source of iron-rich dust in the northwest Pacific, while another suggested the younger, more volcanic continental shelf was the iron source.
A sample of paper titles for ITC includes atomic and molecular processes in magnetic fusion plasmas, plasma polarization spectroscopy, isotope abundance analysis from stellar spectra, and radiotherapy.
Stable isotope abundance measurements in Canada were initiated by Henry ('Harry') G.
Natural isotope abundance in bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) baleen: markers of aging habitat usage.
Relative isotope abundances for a selected chemical element can be found in the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics [6].
Utilizing stable isotope abundances of lichens to monitor environmental change.
This technique is potentially the most accurate indicator of the source(s) of lead to the child because there are often measurable differences in lead isotope abundances between different sources of lead exposure.
The Appendix on Atomic Masses and Isotope Abundances has been expanded to provide tools to aid in determination of elemental composition from isotope peak intensity ratios.
Previous work by Boss had shown that oxygen isotope abundances could vary in an unstable disk by the range found in meteorites.