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    Lead Isotope Materials

    Lead is one of the most frequently studied isotope systems in geochemistry. Based on geochemical findings and archaeological applications, lead-isotope signatures have, for instance, been used to trace the origin of archaeological artefacts.

    δ(208/206Pb) Values of Reference Materials

    Name Material δSRM981(208/206Pb)
    ERM-3800solution 0 ‰ *
    NIST SRM 981elemental Pb 0 ‰
    Name Material δSRM981(208/206Pb)

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    * Exact value defining the δ(208/206Pb) SRM981 scale.
    The values listed in this table are compilation and are not necessarily CIAAW recommendations.


    W.A. Brand et al
    Assessment of international reference materials for isotope-ratio analysis Pure and Applied Chemistry 86, 425-467 (2014)