NanoSIMS

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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.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California, USA
The NanoSIMS at LLNL is used in groundbreaking microbiological research: it helps studying microbial nitrogen and carbon fixation, and carbon cycling, investigating forensic signatures in bacterial spores, vegetative cells, viruses, as well as a range of nuclear materials..

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, and more...

Center for NanoImaging, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
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.

Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

Funded by the National Science Foundation and ASU, the NanoSIMS lab at ASU is mainly in space sciences, to investigate the chemistry of asteroids and comets.

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.

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

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.

Open University, UK
The NanoSIMS 50L lab in Milton Keynes is managed by Dr I.A. Franchi, and used primarily for characterizing fine grained material and cometary dust particles collected in the stratosphere.

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....

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

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.

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, Germany
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?

University Medical Center Goettingen (UMG), Germany

The University of Göttingen NanoSIMS was acquired in 2017 to equip the Center for Biostructural Imaging of Neurodeegneration (BIN).It is mainly applied to  the imaging of specific biological organelles, and thus provides insights into local protein and organelle turnover in a variety of cells and tissues.

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.

UPFL: Université Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
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.

LIST, Luxembourg institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
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.

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

Institut de Minéralogie, de Physique des Matériaux et de Cosmochimie (IMPMC), Paris, France
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.

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.

Groupe de Physique des Matériaux (GPM), Rouen, France
The NanoSIMS at GPM supports multidisciplinary projects in the field of health and environment: human exposure to nanoparticles and their dispersion in the environment, interactions of (nano)particles with living organisms in connection with toxicological and cosmetological studies.

IPREM, Université of Pau, France

The NanoSIMS 50L at Institute of Analytical Sciences and Physico-Chemistry for Environment and Materials (IPREM) is the first one equipped with the new RF Plasma oxygen ion source. It is mainly used for the localization of metals at catalyst surfaces or the imaging of essential and toxic trace metals in biological cells.

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
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.

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.

IGGCAS, Beijing, China
The Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences houses a NanoSIMS 50L in addition to its 2 large-geometry SIMS (IMS 1280 and IMS 1280-HR). The NanoSIMS was acquired to promote research in space sciences and is meant to play a major role in the analysis of lunar samples retrieved by Chinese lunar exploration missions.

Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
The NanoSIMS Laboratory was established in 2013 by a cooperative effort between Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Institute of Earth Science of Academia Sinica. Primarily designed to probe the early Solar System by analyzing extraterrestrial and terrestrial samples, the laboratory is also involved in numerous interdisciplinary collaborations with both domestic and international research groups covering cosmo, geo, life and material sciences.

Kochi Institute for Core Research Sample, JAMSTEC, Japan
The Isotope Geochemistry Group owns several CAMECA SIMS dedicated to the analysis of isotopes and trace elements in geological, environmental and biological samples to understand water-rock interactions, geologic processes, global & regional geochemical cycles, and limits of subseafloor life.

Toray Research Center, Japan
Established in 2018, the NanoSIMS 50 L lab offers analytical service in semiconductor, ceramics, metal and life science areas.

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.