See question below from Bill Pine asking about a SIMS lab recommendation.  Please respond directly to him at [log in to unmask] 

From: Pine, Bill
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 4:01 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Cc: Curtis,Jason H; Pine, Bill
Subject: Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer facilities



I have been working with the University of Wisconsin and the Woods Hold Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer (SIMS) groups for the past few years to analyze fish otolith samples (fish bones made of calcium carbonate) to map movements of fish within rivers with different chemical properties.  These labs are no longer going to be able to meet our analytical needs for a variety of reasons so I am looking for another SIMS lab. Does anyone have a SIMS lab to recommend that they have collaborated with?  If so please respond to me directly ([log in to unmask]).


Thank you,


Bill Pine


Dr. Bill Pine

Associate Professor

Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and

Fisheries and Aquatic Science Program

University of Florida


From: Water Institute Expertise Faculty [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Graham, Wendy D.
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 12:37 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: New isotopic equipment in Geological Sciences available to Water Institute Affiliates


Water Institute Faculty and Students:


Please see email below about isotopic water analysis capacity available to Water Institute Faculty and students.  Please contact Jason directly with questions.


Wendy Graham

From: Curtis,Jason H
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 11:34 AM
To: Graham, Wendy D.
Subject: New isotopic equipment in Geological Sciences

Hi Wendy,

Can you forward this to Water Institute people who might have interest in water isotopes?  Thanks Jason



The light stable isotopic mass spec lab in Geological Sciences has recently acquired a new instrument that allows simultaneous determination of oxygen and hydrogen isotopic composition in liquid water.  This Cavity Ring-Down spectrometer might be of interest to people in the Water Institute.  


The package that we acquired is a Picarro Isotopic Water Analyzer (L2130-i) with a Picarro High-Precision Vaporizer (A0211) and a CTC autosampler.  Sample size is small with a minimum of about 100 microliters required.  The system is fully automated requiring only loading samples into autosampler vials.  Typical precision is better than 0.07 permil for d18O and better than 0.2 permil for dD.


Here is the link to the manufacturer's analyzer page:


Priority access to the instrument will be given to investigators at UF.  Per sample cost cost for both oxygen and hydrogen isotopes will be $15.  Contact Jason Curtis for more information and application support - [log in to unmask]

Jason Curtis, Ph.D.
Stable Isotope Mass Spec Lab manager
Senior Associate-In Geochemistry
Department of Geological Sciences
241 Williamson Hall
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611
[log in to unmask], office 352-392-2296
lab 352-392-3344, fax 352-392-9294




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