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The Stanford-U.S. Geological Survey SHRIMP ion microprobe--a tool for micro-scale chemical and isotopic analysis

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3067/

Instrument measures elemental abundance and isotopic ratios in samples as small as a few nanograms. Uses include geochronology, geological thermometry, and trace element geochemistry of geological and biological materials.

by Bacon, Charles R.; Grove, Marty; Vazquez, Jorge A.; and Coble, Matthew A.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012-3067
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Geochemistry, Instrument design and development, Isotopic analysis, Laboratories, Mass spectroscopy, Partnerships

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