UCLA Ion Microprobe Student Workshop

Feb. 24-28, 2020 (Applications due 12/31/2019)


The The UCLA SIMS laboratory hosts a 5 day workshop on ion microprobe applications in Earth and planetary sciences, with emphases on microanalytical geochronology and stable isotope geochemistry by large radius magnetic sector SIMS. Arrival and departure dates are Sunday Feb. 24th and Friday Mar. 1st. NSF’s Instrumentation and Facilities program will sponsor costs for travel, accommodation, and course materials for domestic participants. Graduate students and advanced undergraduates (with recommendation letter from an academic supervisor) can apply via:



UCLA SIMS laboratory featuring a CAMECA ims1270 and the CAMECA ims1290.

Workshop participants will learn:

We welcome applications from students
interested in:

  • Capabilities of SIMS for analyzing geological,
    biological, and planetary materials
  • Sample preparation for various types of SIMS analysis
  • Best practices for data reduction
  • U-Pb. Th-Pb, & U-Th geochronology
  • Stable isotope geochemistry
  • Magma Chamber processes
  • Cosmochemistry
  • Marine geochemistry
  • An many others!
  • Questions? Please contact Dr. Elizabeth Bell (