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Lithium has two stable isotopes. Natural variation in the lithium isotope ratio can be used for tracing natural and anthropogenic sources of lithium to water.

Additional information on lithium isotopes is not yet available on this site. Visit the following for more information:

General information on lithium isotopes:
USGS Periodic Table - Lithium

Tomascak, P.B., N.G. Hemming, and S.R. Hemming, abstract for Lithium isotopes in the Mono Basin hydrologic system, Mono Lake, CA, Applied Isotope Geochemistry IV Conference, Summer 2001.

Sahoo, S.K., and A. Masuda,(National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Japan), Precise determination of lithium isotopic composition by thermal ionization mass spectrometry in natural samples such as seawater.


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