Nordic Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer facility at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm (NORDSIM)
Hosting Legal Entity
Swedish Museum of Natural History (NRM)
Frescativägen 40, Stockholm, PO: 10405 (Sweden)
Type Of RI
Operational since 1994
Being upgraded since 2008 to 2008
Operational since 2008
The Nordsim facility operates a CAMECA IMS1280 large geometry ion microprobe (upgraded in 2007 from an IMS1270) providing a wide range of high spatial resolution isotope and geochemical analyses in the earth sciences. The facility is jointly funded by the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden) and provides access primarily to Nordic-based researchers. Other EU-based researchers can access the facility via the FP7 SYNTHESYS programme; international collaborative projects are also accepted. Principal methodologies include U-Pb geochronology, light stable isotope analysis (C, O, S) in geological materials and ion imaging.
Geochronology, Stable isotopes, Earth sciences, Secondary ion mass spectrometry
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ion microprobe (SIMS) analysis
Sample preparation and documentation. Isotope ratio measurement by SIMS and data reduction. User training.
Large geometry secondary ion mass spectrometer (ion microprobe).
Date of last update: 16/08/2017