Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
What the facility does

Microanalysis of natural materials using Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry

Areas 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.

Research services

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

Sectors of application
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Manufacturing and processing
  • Mining, minerals and metals
  • Ocean industries
Cameca IMS 4f+Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer