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Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer (TIMS)
About Instrument and its applications-
The TIMS laboratory runs under the DST sponsored National Facility for Isotope Geology and Geochronology.
Clean Room:
  • Class 100 clean lab facility for sample processing
  • Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, Analysis for Rocks and minerals being done routinely
  • Pb-Pb facility under development
It has wide applications in the fields of isotope geology, planetary research, environmental research, nuclear industry etc.
General Information-
Make- Thermo Scientific
Year of Installation- 2001
  • Sample Size: 1ng plus
  • Internal Precision:    ~10ppm 2SE for samples over 10ng                                                                                                          ~10-20ppm 2SE for samples less than 10ng
  • External precision:    ~10ppm 2SE for stds over 10ng                                                                                              ~20ppm 2SE for stds under 10ng
  • Accuracy: ~ 30 ppm
  • No. of Faraday Collectors:   9
  • Electron Multiplier:   1
  • Ion accelerating electrical field: 10 kV
  • Isotopic ratio measurement:   Li to U for elements in solid state
  • Sample magazine:    21 samples
Sample Requirements-
Amount- 1g (in fine powder form)
Analytical Charges-
For Charges Information Click Below Link-
Procedure for Sample Submission-
For users of IIT Roorkee Only
Internal candidates have to first register themselves at following portal-
Obtain a Token ID after logging in to above portal and then submit application (which can be downloaded from below link) mentioning the token ID, registration no. along with other relevant details to the IIC office.
For Downloading application click here-
For users other than IIT Roorkee
The Application (duly forwarded by concerned department HOD/Guide) along with analytical charges (in the form of Demand Draft) mentioning all the relevant parameters related to analysis may be sent to the below mentioned address-
Institute Instrumentation Centre
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Mode of Payment:
For users of IIT Roorkee Only
The payment may be made in advance (In Cash) at Institute Instrumentation Centre Office.
For users other than IIT Roorkee
The payment should be made in the form of a Demand Draft in favor of “Dean SRIC, IIT Roorkee”. The DD should be sent along with your application and Samples.
NOTE: The DD amount should include service tax as per GOI rules.
Prof. in Department of Earth Sciences
Office Tel: +91-1332-285559
Email id:  
Contact Person
Technical Officer
Office Tel: +91-1332-286267