We operate a large geometry secondary ion mass spectroscopy in 2020. It delivers 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.
We have a 193 nm laser ablation system (Coherent GeoLas Pro) coupled to our single quadrupole ICP-MS. The laser allows for in situ analysis of geologic materials with less sample cost. We regularly measure major and trace element of minerals. We also set up for in situ U/Pb dating of zircons, apatite, titanite, rutile and various authigenic minerals.