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CalTech Center for Microanalysis, USA
The Center for Microanalysis at Caltech houses a NanoSIMS 50L and an IMS 7f-GEO, providing expertise for microanalysis of geological, meteoritic and synthetic materials. Research projects carried out at CCM are most varied, ranging from cosmochemistry to experimental studies on climate change, geochronology, in-situ studies of microbial communities, materials science engineering...
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National Resource for Imaging Mass Spectrometry (NRIMS)
at Harvard Medical School & Brigham Women's Hospital: one of 76 biomedical technology research centers supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Home of the prototype of a revolutionary Multi-isotope quantitative Imaging Mass Spectrometer (MIMS).
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Washington University's McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, USA 
Located in Saint Louis, MO, USA. Many abstracts in the astrophysics field, downloadable in pdf format, information about the NanoSIMS.
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Max Planck Institut, Bremen, Germany
The Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology of Bremen hosts the first NanoSIMS dedicated to environmental microbiology.
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Faculty of Life Science, University of Vienna, Austria
Inaugurated in February 2010, the NanoSIMS 50L lab is located within the Core Facility for Advanced Isotope Research. Under leadership from Michael Wagner, the Department of Microbial Ecology is one of the world leading center for single cell microbiology and the study of microorganisms in selected ecosystems.
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Institut Curie, Orsay, France 
Analytical Imaging of the Cell by Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (SIMS microscopy). Introduction: "Of the various analytical methods developed in microscopy during the latter half of the century, SIMS imaging is probably one of the most powerful and sophisticated. Originally introduced..." Link to full article.
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Physical Research Laboratory, India
Known as the cradle of Space Sciences in India, the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) was founded in 1947 by Dr. Vikram Sarabhai. As a unit of the Department of Space, Government of India, PRL carries out fundamental research in select areas of Physics, Space & Atmospheric Sciences, Astronomy, Astrophysics & Solar Physics, and Planetary & Geosciences.
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Centre for Microscopy, Characterization & Analysis, UWA, Perth, Autralia
Established in 1970, the CMCA provides essential teaching and research infrastructure in ion, electron, laser and light microscopy and microanalysis to universities, goverment of Western Australia and local industry. It is now home to two CAMECA ion probes, the NanoSIMS 50 installed in 2003 and the more recently acquired IMS 1280.
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Science and Analysis of Materials (SAM), Luxemburg
A departement of Gabriel Lippmann public research center, SAM started its activities in 1992.  Both a fundamental and applied research facility as well as an analytical services laboratory, it provides assistance to more than 100 industrial and academic partners worldwide.
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Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Cosmochemistry Department, Mainz, Germany 
The Cosmochemistry Department consists of several groups of scientists and technical personnel whose research interests and activities span a wide variety of fields in cosmochemical and space sciences. Many abstracts in the astrophysics field, downloadable in pdf format.
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The Department of Materials, University of Oxford, UK
The CAMECA NanoSIMS 50 is an ultra high resolution chemical imaging facility combining the sensitivity of a dynamic SIMS with a lateral resolution of about 100nm. Our machine was delivered in August 2002 and is used on a very wide range of projects in the analysis of metallic, semiconducting, polymeric and biological materials....
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National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France
The LMCM, Laboratoire de Minéralogie & Cosmochimie du Muséum (formerly LEME) is a research unit in the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle with privileged access to an amazing collection of extraterrestrial samples. Internationally recognized for its research in cosmochemistry, the LMCM now integrates disciplines such as environmental mineralogy and biomineralisation for which the NanoSIMS has opened new perspectives.
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California, USA
Biology, materials, space sciences...
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University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France
Analytical microscopy platform offering service capabilities.
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