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A solution (liquid or gaseous) containing a known concentration of a particular element whose isotopic concentration has been changed by the enrichment of one of its naturally occurring isotopes. The spike is used in isotope dilution analysis, being mixed in known proportions with the sample solution, prior to isotopic determination by means of a mass spectrometer (see mass spectrometry).

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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