The Nordsim-laboratory is located in the Department of Geosciences at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm. Formerly a joint Nordic facility, since 2018 Nordsim is part of the Swedish Research Council funded Nordsim-Vegacenter microanalytical and microimaging infrastructure.
The Nordsim laboratory is based around a CAMECA ims1280 ion microprobe, an advanced high-sensitivity mass spectrometer which uses a focused beam of ions to sample in situ selected micrometer sized areas of a sample for measurement of isotopic and elemental composition of both positive and negative ions. The instrument is used for a broad range of topics, including geochronology and cosmochemistry, geobiology, ecology and nuclear safeguards.
Spot or rastered ion image analyses are possible. Currently available methods include:
Other analytical methods may exist or can be developed collaboratively
(*In late 2018, the instrument will be upgraded with a new, high-brightness oxygen ion source, facilitating much higher spatial resolution for these applications).
Head of the Nordsim laboratory
Phone +46-8-5195 5169