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DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH THE CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK AND THE CLOSURE OF UCL FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE, THE BEIF LAB IS NOW CLOSED.

This will give us a little more time to have the website updated ...

The Bloomsbury Environmental Isotope Facility (BEIF) houses 2 continuous-flow (ThermoFisher Delta V) mass spectrometers with a variety of peripheral systems capable of measuring stable isotopes (δ2H, δ13C, δ15N, δ18O, and  δ34S) generated from a variety of materials; a Cavity RingDown Spectrometer (Picarro L2130-i) for δ18O and δD in waters; and soon to come, a Nu Perspective IS, for clumped isotopes measurements in carbonates.

Our expertise

UCL's BEIF laboratory has substantial expertise analyzing stable isotope (inorganic and organic) of Carbon, Oxygen and Nitrogen. All BEIF detailed equipment can be found by selecting navigational tabs in the left panel of this site.

What we do

We analyze materials for research projects (including Masters and Ph.D. Student projects) as well as materials received from colleagues external to UCL. The variety of peripherals in the BEIF laboratory allows us to analyze carbonates (foraminifera, coral & fish otoliths), bulk organic matter as well as samples from cave deposits, archaeological materials (bone, teeth & plants), rocks and water.