Biogenic Apatite (CaPO4) is a molecule made up of calcium, phosphorus and oxygen, which is present in both soft and hard tissues in organisms.
- Company Updates
- Sr Isotopes
- U-Th Dating
- Lead Isotopes
- Boron Isotopes
- Sr-Nd-Hf Isotopes
- Hydrology / Environmental Science
- Paleontology / Paleoclimatology
Live Webinar: September 20, 2022 – 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Speaker: Maren Pauly, PhD
Isobar Science offers Biogenic Apatite (CaPO4) analysis on bones and teeth samples.
Lead is a naturally occurring element found within the earth’s crust as well as in bodies of water, soil and overlaying plants. The rise and fall of lead use through space and time makes the reconstruction of lead isotopes very interesting for research into past civilizations and present environmental studies.
In the food industry, certain products and ingredients are more highly valued when they originate from specific regions of the world. Given the importance of designating an origin to products, geochemical fingerprinting can be used to identify product origin.
The concentration, composition and circulation of atmospheric dust can play an important role in the global radiation budget. Sr-Nd-Hf isotopes are inherent in many geological settings and have been used to track the origin of sediments and dust.
Maps demonstrating variability in specific isotopes across a landscape have been produced in varying spatial resolutions (local, regional, global) – known as isoscapes.
In petroleum exploration, it is vital to be able to interpret and date key occurrences within petroleum systems – including petroleum generation and alteration (post-generation). For example, identifying and dating the occurrence of certain authigenic minerals (e.g. carbonate cements) can provide information on when and where oil is likely to accumulate to aid in targeting exploration.
The details of animal origin and migratory routes through terrestrial and aquatic systems can be traced through the analysis of various stable isotopes including strontium, neodymium, carbon and oxygen.
Lead isotopes (Pb) are known to be a very toxic non-essential element, with origins within the earth’s crust. Through anthropogenic activities, lead becomes altered and released into the atmosphere, where it acts as a trace aerosol pollutant.