Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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Symbol H (Human Geosciences) » H-TT Technology & Techniques

[H-TT31] New development of environmental traceability methods

Wed. May 27, 2015 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Convention Hall (2F)

Convener:*Takanori Nakano(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Inter-University Research Institute Corporation National Institutes for the Humanities), Ichiro Tayasu(Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University)

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

[HTT31-P21] Measurement of stable boron isotopic composition by MC-ICP-MS

*Takeshi SAITO1, Ki-cheol SHIN2, Takanori NAKANO2, Toshiko KOMATSU1 (1.Saitama University, 2.Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)

Keywords:boron isotopes, MC-ICP-MS

Boron has two stable isotopes (10B and 11B) and these natural abundances are approximately 19% and 81%, respectively. The stable boron isotopic composition (11B/10B) has been used to understand, for example, groundwater contamination and adsorption-desorption mechanism. The isotopic composition has been originally measured by thermal ionization mass spectrometer (TIMS). Recently, a promising new technique by using multi collector type inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (MC-ICP-MS) is being proposed. In this study, the measurement condition (boron solution concentration and measurement time, mainly) was optimized by using boron standard material (NIST SRM 951) for establishing accurate and high-precision determination of the stable boron isotopic composition (11B/10B) by MC-ICP-MS.