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UCLA SIMS Student Workshop 2007

           The first UCLA Ion Microprobe Student Workshop was held November 12-16 2007 with generous support from the NSF Instrumentation and Facilities program. Over 20 graduate students from as many universities attended  the workshop. The workshop comprised lectures on the role of SIMS in geology and geochemistry with hands-on demonstrations of the UCLA ims 1270 ion microprobe and its auxilliary facilities and instrumentation by the Facility's researchers and faculty. We are also very grateful to John Eiler who faced L.A. traffic to drive across town to present a guest lecture on fundamentals and applications of Caltech's new NanoSIMS.

All participants are thanked for a stimulating week, and we thank NSF for their support that made this a successful workshop.

The UCLA Ion Microprobe Team

The 2007 SIMS Student Workshop participants
2007 Workshop group
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Highlights from the "graduation" ceremony