Handling, purification and recovery of isotopically enriched water or gases for isotopic tracing experiments with ion beam analysis in electrochemistry and physics

G. Amsel, G. Battistig, D. Samuel, C. Ortega, J. J. Ganem, S. Rigo, I. Trimaille

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Abstract

Compounds enriched in the rare isotopes of light elements, such as 18O, 17O, 13C or 15N, are used in a very large variety of isotopic tracing studies including investigating the microscopic mechanisms of the movements of atoms in solids. Owing to their very high cost or limited availability these products must be handled in gram amounts or less. Handling such compounds in small quantities in the liquid or gaseous state, purifying and recovering them for further use require special techniques that are described in detail in this paper. Dedicated vacuum lines are used for labelled water, special high vacuum furnace installations are required for thermal treatments with labelled gases that must be used under static conditions while remaining pure. Ion beam analysis is systematically used to investigate the wide spectrum of applications of isotopic tracing in electrochemistry and in applied physics. A number of typical experiments are outlined briefly providing examples for future experimental development in this field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-434
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Volume255
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007

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Keywords

  • C
  • N
  • O
  • O
  • H
  • Applied physics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Enriched gases
  • Enriched water
  • Ion beam analysis
  • Isotopic tracing
  • Stable isotopes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Instrumentation
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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