NanoSIMS, the new tool of choice: 26Al, 44Ti, 49V, 53Mn, 60Fe, and more

P. Hoppe, U. Ott, G. W. Lugmair

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The NanoSIMS, a secondary ion mass spectrometer characterized by unique high transmission and high spatial resolution, is about to revolutionize the isotopic study of pre-solar grains and other rare minerals in meteorites. We discuss some of the results obtained using this instrument at the MPI for Chemistry, Mainz, during the first two years of operation on extinct 26Al, 53Mn and 60Fe in meteoritic minerals as well as extinct 44Ti and 49V, and s-process Ba in pre-solar silicon carbide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-176
Number of pages6
JournalNew Astronomy Reviews
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004


  • Extinct radionuclides
  • Isotope abundance anomalies
  • Meteorites
  • Presolar grains
  • s-Process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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