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Alaska Stable Isotope Facility

lab

Credit: Marmian Grimes

Research professional Tim Howe, left, and Matthew Wooller, director, stand in the laboratory at the Alaska Stable Isotope Facility Friday, May 4, 2007.

The Alaska Stable Isotope Facility is a state-of-the-art laboratory conducting stable isotope analyses of wide range of sample types for researchers from all over Alaska, the USA and the globe. Sample types include organic samples (C, N, O and H isotopes), inorganic samples (e.g. carbonate for C and O) and water (O and H).

water

Credit: Marmian Grimes

Tim Howe, a research professional at the Alaska Stable Isotope Facility, holds a water sample on Friday, May 4, 2007.

weight

Credit: Marmian Grimes

Matthew Wooller, director of the Alaska Stable Isotope Facility, uses a microbalance to weigh a sample capsule full of benzoic acid on Friday, May 4, 2007.

Howe

Credit: Mariam Grimes

Tim Howe, a research technician at the Alaska Stable Isotope Facility, explains the components of an elemental analyzer on Friday, May 4, 2007. The analyzer combusts samples so they can be run through the facility’s stable isotope ratio mass spectrometer.