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Improvements in Mass Spectrometers for the Measurement of Small Differences in Isotope Abundance Ratios

McKinney, C. R. and McCrea, J. M. and Epstein, S. and Allen, H. A. and Urey, H. C. (1950) Improvements in Mass Spectrometers for the Measurement of Small Differences in Isotope Abundance Ratios. Review of Scientific Instruments, 21 (8). pp. 724-730. ISSN 0034-6748. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:MCKrsi50

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Abstract

A Nier-type mass spectrometer and its associated electronic units have been constructed for the purpose of measuring small variations in the abundances of oxygen of mass 18 and of carbon of mass 13 in carbon dioxide, and of oxygen of mass 18 in oxygen gas, to an accuracy of ±0.01 percent of the abundance of these isotopes.The electronic units of the necessary stability for this degree of accuracy are described. A gas feed system is described which permits fast alternate introduction of the sample of gas to be analyzed and a standard gas into the mass spectrometer. All measurements of the variation in the abundance of the oxygen and carbon isotopes are made with reference to a standard.


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