Nature Reviews Publication

Togther with fellow SIMS experts from around the world we have pulsihed a new Primer ‘Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry‘ in Nature Reviews Methods. The manuscript describes the operating principles of SIMS and outlines how the instrument geometry and operational parameters enable different modes of operation and information to be obtained. Applications, including materials science, surface science, electronic devices, geosciences and life sciences, are explored, finishing with an outlook for the technique.

The manuscript is currently only availble to download on journal subscription but will be Open Acess in 6 months.  In the meantime you can view the full article here.

PhD for Matija

Many congratulations to Matija for the award of his PhD on the ‘Development of Novel High Energy Cluster Ion Beam Methodology for Molecular Analysis and Imaging‘.  Thanks to the external examiner Prof Mel Bailey from The University of Surrey and internal examiner Dr Drupad Trivedi.  Matija will be joining the SIMS group led by Dr Felicia Green at the Rosalind Franklin Institute.  Well done Matija and good luck!

Award for Akhila

Many congratulations to Akhila for winning the Peter Ryan Award for the best presentation at the BMSS Ambient Ionisation meeting in Birmingham!  The title of Akhila’s oral presentation was titled ‘Visualizing Fungicide Mobility in Tomato Leaves with DESI Mass Spectrometry Imaging‘.  The Award was sponsored by KR Analytical.  Well done Akhila!

New Collaboration: Multimodal Ion Beam Imaging facility

We are excited to announce a new collaboration with The Surrey Ion Beam Centre on a new £3m project ‘Multimodal 3D elemental and molecular imaging at the sub-micron scalefunded by the EPSRC.  The project, led by Prof Melanie Bailey at the University of Surrey, will be combining MeV ion beam analysis (X rays, gamma rays, backscattered particles) and water cluster Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) for the first time in a single instrument.

Happy 80th John!

We recently got together with some alumni and friends of the group to celebrate John Vickerman’s 80th Birthday with a meal and drinks in Manchester city centre.  It was great to catch up with everyone. Congratulations John!