NanoSIMS

Below are links to some of our NanoSIMS Users
If your site is not listed and you would like to appear on this page, please contact cameca.info@ametek.com.

Stanford Nano Shared Facilities (SNSF), CA, USA
NSF provides shared scientific instrumentation, laboratory facilities, and expert staff support to enable multidisciplinary research and educate tomorrow’s scientists and engineers.

NASA, Astromaterials Research & Exploration Science, Houston TX, USA
The ARES scientists are dedicated to astromaterials research (meteorites, cosmic and interplanetary dust, solar wind, and lunar rocks), exobiology & organic geochemistry. They use a NanoSIMS 50L to uncover insights on processes of early solar system and stellar evolution.

Chalmers University of Technology
The NanoSIMS 50L in Gothenburg is the first of these instruments in Scandinavia. The NanoSIMS is suitable for a wide variety of applications such as grain boundary analysis, characterization of stress corrosion cracking, sub-cellular drug/peptide imaging and nitrogen fixation studies in bacteria.

UPFL: Université Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Laboratory for Biological Geochemistry LGB. Established in 2012, the LBG currently consists of about 15 Senior Scientists, Postdocs, PhD- and Master students working on research projects at the interface between isotope geochemistry, mineralogy and biology.

TUM: Technische Universität München, Germany
Research Department Ecology and Ecosystem Management. Soil is the focal and connecting link between the information, matter and energy cycles of the hydrogeosphere and the atmosphere. Soil organic matter, clay sized particles and iron oxides are the most important reactants in soils building a complex physico-chemical interface. (…)

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ Leipzig
Department of Isotope Biogeochemistry.
What is the role of biogeochemical processes in the functionality of sustainably managed ecosystems? How can stable isotope readings assist the understanding of the fate of chemicals in anoxic environments such as soil-aquifer systems, freshwater and deep-sea sediments and bioreactors? (…)

CalTech Center for Microanalysis, USA
The Center for Microanalysis at Caltech houses a NanoSIMS 50L and an IMS 7f-GEO, providing expertise for microanalysis of geological, meteoritic and synthetic materials. Research projects carried out at CCM are most varied, ranging from cosmochemistry to experimental studies on climate change, geochronology, in-situ studies of microbial communities, materials science engineering...

Center for NanoImaging, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Our mission is to extend multi-isotope imaging mass spectrometry – or MIMS – to new areas of biology and biomedical research, including with human translational studies conducted at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and collaborating medical centers.

Washington University in Saint Louis, MI, USA
The Laboratory for Space Sciences at Washington University received the first NanoSIMS in 2000. Research projects cover presolar grains, interplanetary dust particles, meteorite geochemistry etc.

Utrecht University, Netherlands
Since summer 2013 Utrecht University hosts the Dutch national facility for high-resolution in situ isotope and element analysis of natural materials, supporting research in biogeochemistry and (microbial) ecology, paleo-environmental and climate reconstructions, planetary and solid earth sciences.
> Watch video on NanoSIMS

Manchester University, School of Materials, UK
The NanoSIMS 50L is a major component of the Multi-Disciplinary Characterisation Facility, and is applied across a wide range of projects in advanced materials research, geological investigations of interest to the nuclear,oil and gas sectors, as well as the study of extra-terrestrial materials, but also tracing biochemical processes in microbes and plants.

Max Planck Institut, Bremen, Germany

The Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology of Bremen hosts the first NanoSIMS dedicated to environmental microbiology.

Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW), Warnemünde, Germany
The NanoSIMS 50L at IOW is applied to a wide range of research fiels from microbiology and medicine to particle analysis and soil science.

Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA
EMSL, a national scientific user facility at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been equipped with a NanoSIMS 50L model since 2011.
> Watch video on Air particle research at EMSL

Faculty of Life Science, University of Vienna, Austria
Inaugurated in February 2010, the NanoSIMS 50L lab is located within the Core Facility for Advanced Isotope Research. Under leadership from Michael Wagner, the Department of Microbial Ecology is one of the world leading center for single cell microbiology and the study of microorganisms in selected ecosystems.

Institut Curie, Orsay, France
Analytical Imaging of the Cell by Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (SIMS microscopy). Introduction: "Of the various analytical methods developed in microscopy during the latter half of the century, SIMS imaging is probably one of the most powerful and sophisticated. Originally introduced..." Link to full article.

Physical Research Laboratory, India
Known as the cradle of Space Sciences in India, the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) was founded in 1947 by Dr. Vikram Sarabhai. As a unit of the Department of Space, Government of India, PRL carries out fundamental research in select areas of Physics, Space & Atmospheric Sciences, Astronomy, Astrophysics & Solar Physics, and Planetary & Geosciences.

Centre for Microscopy, Characterization & Analysis, UWA, Perth, Autralia
Established in 1970, the CMCA provides essential teaching and research infrastructure in ion, electron, laser and light microscopy and microanalysis to universities, goverment of Western Australia and local industry. It is now home to two CAMECA ion probes, the NanoSIMS 50 installed in 2003 and the more recently acquired IMS 1280.

LIST, Luxembourg institute of Science and Technology
The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a mission-driven Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) that develops advanced technologies and delivers innovative products and services to industry and society.

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Cosmochemistry Department, Mainz, Germany
The Cosmochemistry Department consists of several groups of scientists and technical personnel whose research interests and activities span a wide variety of fields in cosmochemical and space sciences. Many abstracts in the astrophysics field, downloadable in pdf format.

The Department of Materials, University of Oxford, UK
The CAMECA NanoSIMS 50 is an ultra high resolution chemical imaging facility combining the sensitivity of a dynamic SIMS with a lateral resolution of about 100nm. Our machine was delivered in August 2002 and is used on a very wide range of projects in the analysis of metallic, semiconducting, polymeric and biological materials....

Institut de Minéralogie, de Physique des Matériaux et de Cosmochimie (IMPMC)
The IMPMC is particularly notable in its multidisciplinary approach. This means most topics are studied by researchers from different backgrounds—in physics, Earth science or biology. Experimental platforms, technical know-how and scientific expertise are all used to conduct research on the interactions between the living world (including bacteria) and the mineral world.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California, USA
Biology, materials, space sciences...