Clumped isotopes of methane and dolomite to assess the thermal history of orogens and the origin of thermogenic methane

This SNF funded project is a collaboration between the Climate Geology Group (ETH) and the Laboratory for Air Pollution / Environmental Technology (Empa) to advance the use of clumped (doubly substituted) isotopes in methane (CH4) by developing a new quantum cascade laser (QCL)-based spectrometer and its application to geological questions.

Methane bearing quartz samples.
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Prokhorov, I.; Mohn, J. CleanEx: a versatile automated methane preconcentration device for high-precision analysis of 13CH412CH3D, and 13CH3D. Anal. Chem. 202294 (28), 9981-9986.
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