stable isotope

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stable isotope

[′stā·bəl ′ī·sə‚tōp]
(nuclear physics)
An isotope which does not spontaneously undergo radioactive decay.
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As long as there is no isotopic fractionation of Sr during barite precipitation, Sr derived from seawater or from the dissolution of normal marine carbonate host rocks would have a marine isotopic signature (Hanor 2000).
The stable isotope ratios of individual elements are affected by two main factors, namely isotopic fractionation and radioactive decay.
We considered an isotopic fractionation across trophic levels of 3.
Stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic fractionation between diet and tissue of captive red fox: implications for dietary reconstruction.
Among the topics are instrumental isotopic fractionation, measurement strategies, chemical imaging, inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy, thermal ionization mass spectrometry, secondary ion mass spectroscopy, and gas source isotope ratio mass spectrometry for analyzing noble gases.
Isotopic fractionation of carbon/nitrogen of Mycenas and plants at field sites can reveal the mushroomA[sup.
The fingerprint is the result of a natural phenomenon called isotopic fractionation, in which different isotopes of mercury react to form new compounds at slightly different rates.
This isotopic fractionation can be described by a fractionation factor, which is characteristic for the process:
Because isotopic fractionation in plant shoots can vary according to rhizobial strain and host cultivar (Ledgard, 1989), a separate [delta][sup.