ANU SHRIMP & SEM

The ANU SHRIMP SI The ANU SHRIMP RG The ANU SHRIMP II

The Sensitive High Resolution Ion MicroProbe (SHRIMP) measures ions on the 10-30 micron diameter and a few micrometers deep in solid materials. 
Users typically measure:

  • stable isotopes (O, S, C) to understand past environments in geological and archeological materials
  • volatile elements (C, H, S, N) to track geochemical cycles in planets
  • trace elements for understanding rock histories and materials synthesis
  • U-Pb for dating and understanding geologic histories.

ANU designed and developed the SHRIMP instrument and the lab currently includes: SHRIMP II, RG (reverse geometry) and SI (stable isotope). SHRIMP instruments are found in a number of laboratories overseas.

The group also oversees sample preparation facilities, Scanning Electron Microscopy, plus confocal and petrographic microscopes.

ANU SHRIMP users are in the following groups: Geomaterials and micro-analysisCosmochemistryJacob GroupExperimental Petrology ​​​​​