Development of SHRIMP

  title={Development of SHRIMP},
  author={Travis R. Ireland and Sorrel Ann Clement and William Compston and J. J. Foster and Patrick Holden and B. Jenkins and Peter Lanc and Norman Schram and Ian S. Williams},
  journal={Australian Journal of Earth Sciences},
  pages={937 - 954}
The advent of SHRIMP, the Sensitive High Mass-Resolution Ion Microprobe, defines a milestone in Australian geochronology. SHRIMP was the first ion microprobe dedicated to geological isotopic analysis and opened up zircon geochronology to in situ analysis where single domains could be directly targeted. The ease and simplicity of the SHRIMP procedures facilitated rapid analyses of zircon populations. In Archean quartzites of Western Australia Hadean (>4 Ga), zircons were discovered as one of the… 
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Secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) is a versatile technique for measuring the chemical and isotopic composition of solid materials on a scale of a few microns. A beam of high-energy primary ions