Schematic of the NanoSIMS Ion Optics

 

Ion Sources

The instrument can be used with O- and Cs+ primary ions. The choice depends on the analytical requirements.

Sample

A normal incidence primary ion beam and a normal secondary ion extraction are unique to the design of the NanoSIMS.

Multi-collection

Six electron multipliers and one Faraday cup can be used in parallel for the simultaneous detection of different masses.