Performance and Blank Components of a Mass Spectrometric System for Routine Measurement of Helium Isotopes and Tritium by the 3He Ingrowth Method

Vorgelegt in der Sitzung vom 1. Juli 1989 von Otto Haxel

  • Reinhold Bayer
  • Peter Schlosser
  • Gerhard Bönisch
  • Hans Rupp
  • Fritz Zaucker
  • Gerhard Zimmek

Part of the Sitzungsberichte der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften book series (HD AKAD, volume 1989 / 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-7
  2. Reinhold Bayer, Peter Schlosser, Gerhard Bönisch, Hans Rupp, Fritz Zaucker, Gerhard Zimmek
    Pages 9-9
  3. Reinhold Bayer, Peter Schlosser, Gerhard Bönisch, Hans Rupp, Fritz Zaucker, Gerhard Zimmek
    Pages 10-10
  4. Reinhold Bayer, Peter Schlosser, Gerhard Bönisch, Hans Rupp, Fritz Zaucker, Gerhard Zimmek
    Pages 10-16
  5. Reinhold Bayer, Peter Schlosser, Gerhard Bönisch, Hans Rupp, Fritz Zaucker, Gerhard Zimmek
    Pages 16-32
  6. Reinhold Bayer, Peter Schlosser, Gerhard Bönisch, Hans Rupp, Fritz Zaucker, Gerhard Zimmek
    Pages 32-39
  7. Reinhold Bayer, Peter Schlosser, Gerhard Bönisch, Hans Rupp, Fritz Zaucker, Gerhard Zimmek
    Pages 39-40
  8. Reinhold Bayer, Peter Schlosser, Gerhard Bönisch, Hans Rupp, Fritz Zaucker, Gerhard Zimmek
    Pages 40-42
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 43-49

About these proceedings

Introduction

For future studies of oceanic circulation it is necessary to develop the tritium measurement via 3He ingrowth into a routine procedure with a high capacity for efficient use. This paper attempts to demonstrate that this can be achieved using a commercial helium isotope mass spectrometer and special procedures for sample preparation, storage for 3He ingrowth, and 3He transfer from the ingrowth containers into the mass spectrometer. This method allows for measurement with a much higher precision and lower detection limit than is possible with counting techniques. Additionally, the parameters and blanks in routine operation of the system are discussed.

Keywords

Helium Massenspektrometrie Tritium gas mass spectrometry ocean oceanic circulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Reinhold Bayer
    • 1
  • Peter Schlosser
    • 1
  • Gerhard Bönisch
    • 1
  • Hans Rupp
    • 1
  • Fritz Zaucker
    • 1
  • Gerhard Zimmek
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für UmweltphysikUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergDeutschland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-48373-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-51710-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-48373-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0371-0165
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