Besides the NanoSIMS 50L, our NanoSIMS lab is equipped with some additional instruments for sample preparation and control:

  • Reflected light microscope - ZEISS Axio Imager Z2, for control of accurate sample preparation, creating maps for further SEM and NanoSIMS analyses
  • Sputter coater - for coating of insulating samples with Au/Pd alloy
  • Low speed saw - Allied Techcut 4, sectioning of embedded samples before final polishing
  • Laminar flow box - sample mounting possible under dust free conditions

For sample mounting we can provide sample holders fitting samples ranging from filters of 5 mm diameter to up to single samples with a diameter of 2.5 cm. Beside the specific instruments for the work related to NanoSIMS, our lab runs several other analytical instruments as listed on our main homepage.