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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and state of emergency in Massachusetts, our facility, along with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution as a whole, will be closed until at least May 18, 2020. Although essential employees are maintaining the facility, we are unable to accommodate visitors for analytical sessions at this time. Upon reopening of the WHOI Quissett campus, we anticipate opening the facility for analytical sessions on a mail-in basis only. These sessions will be run by our staff, with video conferring communication throughout. We intend to return to user visits at a later date, when it is deemed safe to do so by the appropriate local, state, and federal health officials. Please contact Brian Monteleone (bmonteleone@whoi.edu) and/or Glenn Gaetani (ggaetani@whoi.edu) with any questions about future sessions.

Facility Updates 2019

April 19, 2019

In early 2019, the NENIMF saw some equipment upgrades.    These upgrades (below) will provide improved instrument control, enhanced remote operation capability, and improved network stability. Installation of a new Eaton 20kV Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system for continuous, filtered power to both the IMS3f and IMS1280. New computer, network, and software upgrade on IMS1280.…

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Boron Isotopic Analysis

July 30, 2018

Boron Isotopic Analysis of volcanic glasses (including low B MORB), melt inclusions, and other phases from a variety of tectonic settings have been a major technical and research focus at NENIMF over the past two years. We invite scientists interested in the evolution of B isotopes through tectonic processes to contact us about potential analytical…

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Recent Developmental Work at NENIMF

January 8, 2018

Recent Developmental Work at NENIMF U/Pb dating of accessory phases (such as zircon) has become a larger focus for NENIMF over the past few years. We welcome scientists interested in geochronology to contact us to discuss potential projects and to Download our technical information for more details. Zircon Dating at WHOI

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NENIMF offers Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) for both earth and ocean sciences, specializing in in situ determinations of trace element abundances in minerals, glasses, biogenic carbonates and oxides, as well as industrial materials.

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  Welcome to the Northeast National Ion Microprobe Facility (NENIMF) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA. The NENIMF is a regional, multi-user National Ion Microprobe Facility which is supported through National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research grants as well as by grants from other agencies and contracts. We provide service, scientific expertise and educational outreach activities to the research community in the U.S. and beyond. This web site is aimed at providing important information about the facility and promoting the use of secondary ion mass spectrometers (SIMS) in research and education.