Who are we?

Isobar Science is a subsidiary of Beta Analytic. We specialize in complex isotope services for Geochronology, Geochemical Fingerprinting, and Environmental Source-Tracking. We offer precise high-quality results. 

Beta Analytic, founded in 1979 and located in Miami, Florida, provides a portfolio of specialty laboratory services to organizations across the globe. Beta Analytic’s suite of services includes radiocarbon dating, stable isotope analysis, natural product testing, biobased content testing, renewable carbon testing, biogenic carbon testing of biofuels, and nitrate source tracking. 

Missions & Values

Mission

We provide to our clients our best offering in quality, timely data and customer services in the areas of
• Geochronology
• Geochemical Fingerprinting
• Environmental Source Tracking
In doing so we help our clients drive great decisions and results.

Vision

We will provide a portfolio of specialty laboratory services to organizations across the globe who value high-quality, commercial-grade data.

Laboratory

Isobar Science, in collaboration with the University of Miami Neptune Isotope Laboratory, provides U-Th geochronometry and high-precision analysis of Sr, Nd, Hf, Pb, and B isotopes using isotope dilution and wet chemistry. The isotope measurement is
conducted on multicollector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (MC-ICP-MS) equipped with multiple peripherals including a laser ablation system.

We specialize in U-Th dating, 87Sr/86Sr isotopic analysis, Sr-Nd-Hf-Pb isotope geochemical fingerprinting, and 11B and 87Sr/86Sr environmental source tracking. All sample preparation is carried out in one of several class-100 laminar flow hoods. Sample digestion and chromatography occurs in a clean-room enclosure within two class-100 trace metal workstations ensuring both the lowest possible blank and the highest level of safety. All acid consumables are pretreated through a sub-boiling distillation unit.

Analysis occurs on a ThermoFisher Neptune Plus high-performance Multi-Collector Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (MC-ICP-MS). Instrument frontends/peripherals include an Apex-Q + Spiro TMD desolvating Nebulizer, and a New Wave Excimer 193 nm Laser Ablation system. Additional on-site equipment includes a high purity water system, centrifuge, a muffle furnace, balance/microbalance, ultrasonicater, vortex mixer, drying units and AirClean workstations.

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