mass spectrometer / laboratory / high-sensitivity / high-resolution
NanoSIMS 50L



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    high-sensitivity, high-resolution, PMT, secondary ion mass


SIMS Microprobe for Isotopic and Trace Element Analysis at High Spatial Resolution
The NanoSIMS 50L is a unique ion microprobe optimizing SIMS analysis performance at high lateral resolution. It is based on a coaxial optical design of the ion beam and the secondary ion extraction, and on an original magnetic sector mass analyzer with multicollection.
Product overview -

The NanoSIMS 50L delivers simultaneously key performance metrics that can only be obtained individually with any other known instrument or technique:
High analysis spatial resolution (down to 50 nanometers)
High sensitivity (ppm in element imaging)
High Mass Resolution (M/dM),
Parallel acquisition of seven masses
Fast acquisition (DC mode, not pulsed)
Analysis of electrically insulating samples without problem.
And thanks to recent improvements, isotope ratio reproducibility of a few tenths of permil can now be achieved.

Extended fields of applications

The NanoSIMS 50L opens new possibilities for coupling phylogenetic identity (with FISH or El-FISH) and metabolic function (using stable isotope labeling) of single cells in studies of mixed microbial communities from the environment.