MAFIIC SIMS Facility

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Area(s) of Expertise

SIMS shares an advantage with other forms of microbeam analysis (EPMA, LA –ICP– MS and PIXE). It allows in situ analysis of low destructivity, permitting determinations directly in intact thin sections of rock. Beyond this, SIMS permits direct analysis of both elemental and isotopic composition in zoned minerals, or of fine growth zones within marine biomineralization where the extremely small size of an individual object or domain severely limits the study of its composition by any other means.

What the facility does

Microanalysis of natural materials using Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry

Research Services

Sulfur isotope analysis of minerals, Trace element analysis of marine biomineralization

Sectors of Application
  • Education
  • Energy (renewable and fossil)
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Manufacturing and processing
  • Mining, minerals and metals
  • Ocean industries

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

MAFIIC SIMS Facility

Cameca IMS 4f+

Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer