Mass Spectrometry
The materials on these pages are provided courtesy of HiPiR MS web site and the instructors (Bill Olszweski, EAPS/MIT; Tony Appelhans, Idaho National Laboratory; Gary Hieftje, Indiana University) of a 5-day short course in Inorganic Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry held at the U.S. Geological Survey, June 18-22, 2007. The course was organized by the High Precision Isotope Ratio (HiPiR) Consortium and was supported by the Earth Sciences Division, Instrumentation and Facilities Program at the National Science Foundation and by the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Course materials presented include Powerpoint presentations of various topics relating to isotopic ratio mass spectrometers, and exercises relating to the use of the ion optics simulation software, SIMION. Of course, you will be able to make best use of the SIMION models available here by obtaining a copy of SIMION, which is not freeware, but not outrageously expensive either. Even without the SIMION software, however, there are companion Powerpoint presentations relating to ion optics that provide much useful information.

Lecture Topics “Laboratory” (SIMION) Topics

EARTHTIME is supported by the National Science Foundation.