Isotope ratio

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Isotope ratio
isotope ratio, R

isotope number ratio

Ratio of the number of atoms of one isotope to the number of atoms of another isotope of the same chemical element in the same system.

Note: Usually the minor, less abundant isotope to the major, most abundant isotope, for example, 13C/12C.
Related Term(s):

T. B. Coplen. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 25, 2538 (2011).

W. A. Brand, S. S. Assonov, T. B. Coplen. Pure Appl. Chem. 82, 1719 (2010). ( )

From Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry (IUPAC Recommendations 2013); DOI: 10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06 © IUPAC 2013.

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