The Finnigan Mat (F-Mat) DeltaPlus
and DeltaPlusXL Spectrometers
are the central components of EQAL. The F-Mat DeltaPlusXL
IRMS is equipped with a NC-2500 elemental analyzer, TC/EA, and
GC-C (Gas Chromatography-Combustion) interfaces.
This versatile instrument allows automated analyses of a comprehensive
suite of stable isotopes, including the major elements that
commonly used in biological and environmental research. Continuous-flow
(ConFlo) isotopic measurement of 13C/12C,
in solid or liquid samples is performed using an IRMS equipped
with a NC-2500 Elemental Analyzer and a High Temperature Conversion
Elemental Analyzer (TC/EA).
Gas Bench II interfaces combined with injection interface enables
the simultaneous measurement of δ13C,
δ15N and δ18O
of dissolved gases in water samples. Gas Bench interface, on
the other hand, with the Combi PAL autosampler, is also popularly
used for simultaneous measurement of 13C
and 18O isotopic compositions
of the CO2 from biological
breaths as well as carbonates from geological and soil deposits.