Estimation of mass discrimination factor for a wide range of m/z by argon artificial isotope mixtures and NF3 Gas

Deullae Min, Jin Bok Lee, Christopher Lee, Dong Soo Lee, Jin Seog Kim

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Absolute isotope ratio is a critical constituent in determination of atomic weight. To measure the absolute isotope ratio using a mass spectrometer, mass discrimination factor, fMD, is needed to convert measured isotope ratio to real isotope ratio of gas molecules. If the fMD could be predicted, absolute isotope ratio of a chemical species would be measureable in absence of its enriched isotope pure materials or isotope references. This work employed gravimetrically prepared isotope mixtures of argon (Ar) to obtain fMD at m/z of 40 in the magnetic sector type gas mass spectrometer (gas/MS). Besides, we compare the nitrogen isotope ratio of nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) with that of nitrogen molecule (N2) decomposed from the same NF3 thermally in order to identify the difference of fMD values in extensive m/z region from 28 to 71. Our result shows that fMD at m/z 40 was -0.044 % ± 0.017 % (k = 1) from measurement of Ar artificial isotope mixtures. The fMD difference in the range of m/z from 28 to 71 is observed -0.12 % ± 0.14 % from NF3 and N2. From combination of this work and reported fMD values by another team, IRMM, if fMD of -0.16 % ± 0.14 % is applied to isotope ratio measurement from N2 to SF6, we can determine absolute isotope ratio within relative uncertainty of 0.2 %.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2403-2409
Number of pages7
JournalBulletin of the Korean Chemical Society
Volume35
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Aug 20

Fingerprint

Argon
Isotopes
Gases
Mass spectrometers
Nitrogen Isotopes
Molecules
Nitrogen

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)

Cite this

@article{e70adab8df764d3cb31101a05782281b,
title = "Estimation of mass discrimination factor for a wide range of m/z by argon artificial isotope mixtures and NF3 Gas",
abstract = "Absolute isotope ratio is a critical constituent in determination of atomic weight. To measure the absolute isotope ratio using a mass spectrometer, mass discrimination factor, fMD, is needed to convert measured isotope ratio to real isotope ratio of gas molecules. If the fMD could be predicted, absolute isotope ratio of a chemical species would be measureable in absence of its enriched isotope pure materials or isotope references. This work employed gravimetrically prepared isotope mixtures of argon (Ar) to obtain fMD at m/z of 40 in the magnetic sector type gas mass spectrometer (gas/MS). Besides, we compare the nitrogen isotope ratio of nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) with that of nitrogen molecule (N2) decomposed from the same NF3 thermally in order to identify the difference of fMD values in extensive m/z region from 28 to 71. Our result shows that fMD at m/z 40 was -0.044 {\%} ± 0.017 {\%} (k = 1) from measurement of Ar artificial isotope mixtures. The fMD difference in the range of m/z from 28 to 71 is observed -0.12 {\%} ± 0.14 {\%} from NF3 and N2. From combination of this work and reported fMD values by another team, IRMM, if fMD of -0.16 {\%} ± 0.14 {\%} is applied to isotope ratio measurement from N2 to SF6, we can determine absolute isotope ratio within relative uncertainty of 0.2 {\%}.",
author = "Deullae Min and Lee, {Jin Bok} and Christopher Lee and Lee, {Dong Soo} and Kim, {Jin Seog}",
year = "2014",
month = "8",
day = "20",
doi = "10.5012/bkcs.2014.35.8.2403",
language = "English",
volume = "35",
pages = "2403--2409",
journal = "Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society",
issn = "0253-2964",
publisher = "Korean Chemical Society",
number = "8",

}

Estimation of mass discrimination factor for a wide range of m/z by argon artificial isotope mixtures and NF3 Gas. / Min, Deullae; Lee, Jin Bok; Lee, Christopher; Lee, Dong Soo; Kim, Jin Seog.

In: Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society, Vol. 35, No. 8, 20.08.2014, p. 2403-2409.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Estimation of mass discrimination factor for a wide range of m/z by argon artificial isotope mixtures and NF3 Gas

AU - Min, Deullae

AU - Lee, Jin Bok

AU - Lee, Christopher

AU - Lee, Dong Soo

AU - Kim, Jin Seog

PY - 2014/8/20

Y1 - 2014/8/20

N2 - Absolute isotope ratio is a critical constituent in determination of atomic weight. To measure the absolute isotope ratio using a mass spectrometer, mass discrimination factor, fMD, is needed to convert measured isotope ratio to real isotope ratio of gas molecules. If the fMD could be predicted, absolute isotope ratio of a chemical species would be measureable in absence of its enriched isotope pure materials or isotope references. This work employed gravimetrically prepared isotope mixtures of argon (Ar) to obtain fMD at m/z of 40 in the magnetic sector type gas mass spectrometer (gas/MS). Besides, we compare the nitrogen isotope ratio of nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) with that of nitrogen molecule (N2) decomposed from the same NF3 thermally in order to identify the difference of fMD values in extensive m/z region from 28 to 71. Our result shows that fMD at m/z 40 was -0.044 % ± 0.017 % (k = 1) from measurement of Ar artificial isotope mixtures. The fMD difference in the range of m/z from 28 to 71 is observed -0.12 % ± 0.14 % from NF3 and N2. From combination of this work and reported fMD values by another team, IRMM, if fMD of -0.16 % ± 0.14 % is applied to isotope ratio measurement from N2 to SF6, we can determine absolute isotope ratio within relative uncertainty of 0.2 %.

AB - Absolute isotope ratio is a critical constituent in determination of atomic weight. To measure the absolute isotope ratio using a mass spectrometer, mass discrimination factor, fMD, is needed to convert measured isotope ratio to real isotope ratio of gas molecules. If the fMD could be predicted, absolute isotope ratio of a chemical species would be measureable in absence of its enriched isotope pure materials or isotope references. This work employed gravimetrically prepared isotope mixtures of argon (Ar) to obtain fMD at m/z of 40 in the magnetic sector type gas mass spectrometer (gas/MS). Besides, we compare the nitrogen isotope ratio of nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) with that of nitrogen molecule (N2) decomposed from the same NF3 thermally in order to identify the difference of fMD values in extensive m/z region from 28 to 71. Our result shows that fMD at m/z 40 was -0.044 % ± 0.017 % (k = 1) from measurement of Ar artificial isotope mixtures. The fMD difference in the range of m/z from 28 to 71 is observed -0.12 % ± 0.14 % from NF3 and N2. From combination of this work and reported fMD values by another team, IRMM, if fMD of -0.16 % ± 0.14 % is applied to isotope ratio measurement from N2 to SF6, we can determine absolute isotope ratio within relative uncertainty of 0.2 %.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84906344854&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84906344854&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.5012/bkcs.2014.35.8.2403

DO - 10.5012/bkcs.2014.35.8.2403

M3 - Article

VL - 35

SP - 2403

EP - 2409

JO - Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society

JF - Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society

SN - 0253-2964

IS - 8

ER -