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High-precision isotope analyses of atmospheric gases

19:30 - 20:00 o'clock
Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie
BGC IsoLab, meeting point in Foyer
Hans-Knöll-Str. 10

Where does the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere come from? What information do we get from analysing the stable isotope ratios in the air? In our BGC-IsoLab, you will not only get the answers but also an insight into a modern mass spectrometry laboratory.

Our scientists take air, soil and plant samples on numerous excursions and at permanent research sites. These samples are then processed and analysed at the institute. In order to track the fate of greenhouse-relevant trace gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, we have to find out about their isotope composition and its change in the air. We use mass spectrometry for this. When visiting our laboratory for stable isotope analytics you can find out what isotopes are all about, how they are measured and what they tell us about the origin of carbon dioxide.

Lab tour with Heiko Moossen

Please register for the lab visit, by phone 03641 57-6801 or by email to
Maximum number of visitors at a time: 10
Carrousel with glas flasks filles with atmospheric air samples.
Gas flasks with atmospheric air samples
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