Platform I3 : Inorganic Isotopic Imaging


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IPREM - Institut des Sciences Analytiques et de Physico-Chimie pour l'Environnement et les Matériaux


Platform Manager

Christophe Pecheyran (christophe.pecheyran @

Contact and quote request

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Platform “I3”Inorganic Isotopic Imaging

IPREM - Platform “I3”
IPREM - Platform “I3”

Platform I3 offers analytical capabilities for isotope ratio measurements, characterization of nano-objects, high-sensitivity metal analysis by laser ablation, and imaging of very small-scale chemical elements (cells).

Fields of application

  • Geosciences
  • Environment: characterization of nano-objects,
  • Agri-food/health: traceability of origin, understanding metabolic processes in cells

Themes and skills

  • Isotopy of Metals, Metalloids, Radionuclides ... by Mass Spectrometry with Inductively Coupled Plasma Ionization Source, High Resolution & Multicollection of Ions.
  • Qualitative identification, adulteration, traceability of origin.
  • Elementary imaging,
  • Geochronological dating (U, Pb & Th)
  • Biomineral analysis, forensics, traceability (counterfeits, adulteration)
  • Characterization of chemical elements and their nanoscale isotopes on the surface
    of a sample and/or subcellular elements in the field of life and medicine.

Equipment and Instruments

  • High resolution ICP-MS (GC coupling possible)
  • FFF-UVDAD-MALS-ICPMS couplings, preparative separation systems for frontal and tangential ultrafiltration
  • Femtosecond laser
  • quadrupole ICPMS
  • NanoSIMS