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IMS 1300-HR³ - Large Geometry SIMS

Large Geometry Ion Microprobe for Geosciences

The IMS 1300-HR³ is a large geometry ion microprobe delivering unequalled analytical performance for a wide range of geoscience applications: tracking geological processes using stable isotopes, dating minerals, determining the presence and distribution of trace elements. Its high sensitivity and high lateral resolution also make it the tool of choice to search and measure uranium particles for nuclear safeguards purposes.
  • Product overview +

    A unique combination of High Reproducibility at High spatial Resolution and High mass Resolution
    With the new IMS 1300-HR³, CAMECA greatly improves the performance of its large geometry SIMS, already a market leader, and now offers the geoscience community a unique combination of High Reproducibility at High spatial Resolution and High mass Resolution.The tool addresses the growing demand for small scale, in situ isotopic measurements at high precision and productivity, opening a wide range of research directions, from stable isotopes, geochronology and trace elements to small particles and beyond.

    Key features inherited from the IMS 1280-HR and previous model:

    • Large geometry design to provide optimum sensitivity at high mass resolution
    • Versatile multicollector system for highest precision isotope measurements
    • Dual primary ion sources for analysis of positive & negative secondary ions
    • Superior ion imaging capabilities (microprobe and microscope modes)
    • Enhanced magnet control system for high reproducibility at high mass resolution
    • Remote operation, full automation, powerful application-dedicated software

    Advances & benefits of the IMS 1300-HR³:
    • New RF-plasma oxygen source with greatly enhanced beam density and current stability, dramatically improving spatial resolution, data reproducibility and throughput
    • New motorized storage chamber with automated sample height (Z) adjustment significantly increasing analysis precision, ease-of-use and productivity
    • UV-light microscope for improved optical image resolution, together with dedicated software for easy sample navigation
    • 1012 Ω resistor Faraday cup boards: low noise electrometry system for measuring low counting rates

  • See what the IMS 1300-HR³ can do +

  • Documentation & case studies +

  • View Webinars +

    • Triple Oxygen Isotope Measurements by Multi-Collector Isotope by Multi-Collector large Geometry SIMS

      Friday, July 16, 2021

      Large-geometry SIMS equipped with a multicollector system (LG-SIMS) provide the best performance for geo- and cosmochemistry applications as they provide in situ analysis with both high spatial resolution and high precision. Recently, latest generations LG-SIMS were equipped with low noise 1012Ω resistor Faraday Cup preamplifier boards optimized for the measurement of low intensity signals. This talk describes an innovative path for triple oxygen isotope analyses, based on the measurement of the 17O minor isotope on a Faraday Cup detector equipped with a 1012Ω preamplifier board. This new analytical method allows nowadays to routinely measure oxygen isotopic ratios (18O/16O and 17O/16O) in various matrices with a precision (internal error and reproducibility) better than 0.5‰ (2σ), a spatial resolution smaller than 10 μm and in a few minutes per analysis. This work is the result of a collaboration between CAMECA and the CRPG Nancy lab in France.
      Duration : 15 minutes
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  • Scientific publications +

    An Excel spreadsheet compiling scientific research articles using Large Geometry SIMS (IMS 1270, IMS 1280, IMS 1280-HR, IMS 1300-HR³) data is available for download. The articles are ordered by main applications as below and are easily searchable with Excel word search functions:
    • Stable isotopes
    • Geochronology
    • Trace elements
    • Nuclear forensics
    Download spreadsheet here

    Do not hesitate to contact us at if you can not access some pdf files on your own. You are also more than welcome to send us any missing references, pdf and supplements!
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