Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE)
Tel. +49 6221 54-6530

HCE Team


Noble Gas Laboratory

Contact Person

Prof. Dr. Werner Aeschbach-Hertig
Institute of Environmental Physics
Im Neuenheimer Feld 229
69120 Heidelberg
Phone +49 6221 54-6331

Own Homepage


Noble Gas Mass Spectrometer (GV 5400He)


Measurement of He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe of water and carbonate samples.

Key Publications

Sander, T., T. Marx, J. Engel, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 2014. Reproducibility and accuracy of noble gas measurements on water samples in the microlitre range. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 28: 42-48.

Freundt, F., T. Schneider and W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 2013. Response of noble gas partial pressures in soil air to oxygen depletion, Chem. Geol. 339: 283-290.

Utting, N., I. Clark, B. Lauriol, M. Wieser, and W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 2012. Origin and flow dynamics of perennial groundwater in continuous permafrost terrain using isotopes and noble gases: Case study of the Fishing River, Northern Yukon, Canada. Permafrost and Periglac. Process. 23: 91-106.

Kluge, T., T. Marx, D. Scholz, S. Niggemann, A. Mangini, and W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 2008. A new tool for palaeoclimate reconstruction: Noble gas temperatures from fluid inclusions in speleothems. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 269: 407-414.

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Latest Revision: 2017-07-18
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