Research into ore localisation, ore sources, and ore remobilisation by UWA Centre for Exploration Targeting academics, as well as ore deposit exploration by Australian and international mining companies relies on the Curtin SHRIMP Facility.
Accurate SHRIMP age data on intrusive dikes swarms, gigantic flood basalt provinces and granite intrusion is essential for plate tectonic models of super continent formation and subduction related fold belts.
The SHRIMP V is the next commercial version of the SHRIMP SI ion microprobe built at the ANU by Professor Trevor Ireland, for both positive mode geochronology and negative mode stable isotope analysis.
The ESA is two parallel, curved plates held at a particular electronic potential.
Ions of different energy will therefore travel different paths.
The secondary ion mass spectrometry is a technique of analysis in microscale of sample surface.
The secondary ion, which is sputtered from sample surface by a focused ion beam (primary ion beam) in high vacuum, is analyzed.
Therefore, it is possible to analyze sample as a solid without chemical treatment, such as sample dissolution and column separation.
Mass spectrometry・・・An analytical method for determination of mass-to-charge ratio and the mass number of charged particles.
The age and effects of impacts, thermal history of Lunar samples from NASA and Martian meteorites have been studied on our SHRIMP.
The oldest zircons of the Moon and Mars were dated in the SHRIMP Facility.
With the addition of an optional cesium gun rather than the standard duoplasmatron, the SHRIMP IIe excels in the analysis of oxygen and other stable isotopes.
Analysis of non-conductive samples is assisted with the optional electron gun for charge neutralisation.
SHRIMP is used for many diverse purposes: to date minerals by U-Th-Pb dating; analyse stable isotopes (eg carbon, sulphur and oxygen) in biogenic and inorganic materials; to look at isotope anomalies in meteorites and lunar soil.