[SIT22-P14] Multiple sulfur isotope analytical system using IRMS MAT-253 for high pressure experimental run products
Keywords:sulfur isotopes, fractionation, light elements in core
At Niigata University, MAT-253 mass spectrometer (Thermo Fisher Scientific) was installed through the MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas. Carbon and oxygen isotopic composition are measured using CO2 and sulfur isotopic composition are measured using SF6 gas. A new micro-volume inlet system was installed and fundamental parameters such as pressure effect and capillary flow effect were tested. Using the micro-volume inlet system the minimum volume required for each analysis is 1 micro mole sample gas, and the precession of carbon isotopic composition is better than 0.1 ‰.
Multiple sulfur isotope measurement system consists of; 1) curie point pyrolyzer for rapid conversion of small volume samples to SF6 gas (Ueno et al., 2015), 2) gas chromatograph for purifying the SF6 gas and 3) micro-volume inlet system for introduction of sample gas to ionization chamber. Initial measurements on small volume samples gave precession better that 0.1‰ for both d34S and d33S. However, d36S has large errors due to possible contamination by hydrocarbons. Experiments are now being carried out with better vacuum conditions and higher purity carrier gas for refining the precision of d36S. Sulfur-bearing samples from experimental run products as well as natural samples will be measured for multiple sulfur isotopes for understanding the presence of mass independent fractionation in mantle reservoirs and possible isotope exchange during core-mantle interaction.
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