Welcome to the Baylor University Stable Isotope Laboratory

The Baylor University Stable Isotope Laboratory, located in Baylor Science Building B408, is a research facility in the Department of Geosciences.

The Lab currently has two separate analytical systems for determining stable isotopic compositions of various geological and biological samples. System A is mainly designed for acquiring C/O/N/H isotopic compositions of bulk samples; and has following instruments:

a Thermo-Electron Delta V Advantage Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (IRMS) with a Dual Inlet system

a Costech Elemental Combustion System

a Thermo Finnigan TC/EA

a Thermo Finnigan GasBench II

and a Speleothem Fluid Inclusion Extraction device

System B is for compound specific isotope analysis, and has a Thermo Trace 1310 Gas Chromatograph Unit that is combined with a GC Isolink II device and another Thermo Delta V Advantage IRMS.

This Lab is also equipped with a Mettler Toledo XP26 microbalance


Stable Isotope Analysis Inquires:

Dr. Ren Zhang
Instrumentation Specialist
Department of Geosciences
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97354
Waco, TX 76798
Tel.: 254-710-2359 (Office)
        254-710-2496 (Lab)
Fax:  254-710-2673

E-mail: Ren_Zhang@baylor.edu