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                            Application for Ion Microprobe Analysis

Ion Microprobe Facility                                           For Office Use Only
School of GeoSciences                            Date received:
Edinburgh University                             Application No:       IMF
EDINBURGH                                                              [ ] Full Application
                                                 Application Type
EH9 3JW
                                                                       [ ] Pilot (1-day) Application
                                                 IMF Grade
e-Mail: ionprobe@ed.ac.uk

1. Applicants Name (PI):


2. Project Title:


3. Principal investigator N.B. PI must be eligible to hold a NERC award (See www.nerc.ac.uk)
Name:
Position:
Date current post started:
Gender:                                 [ ] Male                                   [ ] Female
Address:




Tel:
e-Mail:

4. Nature of proposal:
    [ ]     New Proposal
    [ ]     Re-Submission
    [ ]     Pilot (1-Day) Application

5. Project abstract: Maximum 100 words




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6. Personnel: Other investigators involved in the project including Co-investigators, Research Students,
    Assistant or Fellows. Please include all persons attending the IMF laboratory.
Name (and e-mail            Position              Institute          Role in Project         Attending
   Address)                                                                               Facility (Yes/No)




7. PhD Studentship. If this applications forms part of a student’s PhD, then the student must complete
   and sign the following section. Please explain the significance of this application to the overall aims of
    your thesis. (max 100 words)




PhD Title:                                                         PhD Start Date:

Student Signature:                                                 Signature Date:

8. Project Description: These should be succinct and self-contained and should explain
   adequately the following aspects:

    a) The background to the project.
    b) Objectives, aims and hypotheses to be tested (these should be clear to all members of the Steering
    Committee and not just to experts in your field).
    c) The relevance of, and justification for, ion microprobe analyses (as distinct from other techniques).
    d) Indicate how the results will be used to test the hypothesis or achieve the objectives and aims.
    f) For large scale projects please outline the research strategy, and how the project may be expected
    to develop.

NOTE: For a Full Application, please keep to a maximum of two pages using 11 point Arial font and
single line spacing. An additional 2 pages (maximum) of legible and appropriate images, diagrams or tables
are acceptable. Colour figures are encouraged.

NOTE: For a Pilot (1-day) Application, please keep to a maximum of one page using 11 point Arial font
and single line spacing. An additional 1 page (maximum) of legible and appropriate images, diagrams or
tables is acceptable. Colour figures are encouraged.




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9. Analytical Requirements. The analytical requirements and feasibility of the project must be
     discussed with a member of the Research Staff at the IMF before completing this part of the application.
     Failure to discuss the requirements with staff may result in an inappropriate time allocation.
Facility Staff Member with whom the analytical
requirements were discussed:
Type of sample: (e.g. thin section / polished block /
un-mounted):
Number of samples: (e.g. Five thin sections, Six
diamond plates)
Spatial resolution required: (e.g. 20µm)

Total number of analyses:


        Element or Isotope       Approx. Concentration        Precision required             Phase(s)
 1
 2
 3
 4
 5
 6
 7
 8
 9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
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10. Sample Characterisation & Preparation: Access to the EPMA and SEM (at no charge) may be
    included provided that the data/image acquisition is an essential prerequisite to the collection and
    interpretation of ion probe data. Applicants should state clearly their justification for such access.
    [ ]     Sample Preparation is required. Sample preparation will be costed @ £35/sample
    [ ]     Electron Microprobe Analysis support is required (EPMA).
    [ ]     Scanning Electron Microscope support is required (SEM).




11. Project Timing: Please give the date when the analyses are required. If timing is critical, please
    explain why.




12. Current Research. Please detail any current or recent research relevant to this proposal and
   indicate any areas of agreed co-operation. Please include four most relevant and recent publications.




13. Science Themes. Please indicate where you consider your project maps across NERC’s seven
    Science Themes. For a full description of the themes see NERC’s web site at www.nerc.ac.uk.
  Climate       Biodiversity     Sustainable         Earth         Natural      Environmental     Technologies
  Systems                      use of Natural       System        Hazards        Pollution and
                                 Resources         Science                      Human Health
    [ ]             [ ]              [ ]              [ ]            [ ]              [ ]              [ ]


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14. Research Areas. Please indicate where you consider your project maps across NERC’s seven
    Research Areas. For a full description of the themes see NERC’s web site at www.nerc.ac.uk.
Atmospheric        Earth           Earth             Marine       Polar         Science-         Terrestrial &
  Science        Science       Observation           Science     Science            based        Freshwater
                                                                              Archaeology
    [ ]             [ ]            [ ]                [ ]          [ ]              [ ]               [ ]



15. Funding. Source(s) of funding for the project e.g. university funds, NERC grant, government
    department, University or other (if NERC supported please give details, including sum, period and
    reference number).
     Funding Body           Title and Reference Number         Peer Review Grade.           Duration of Award.
( e.g. Wellcome, NERC)             (if applicable)                (if applicable)             (if applicable)




16. Authorisation:
                                              Signature                                     Date
Principal Investigator

Head of School / Division



An electronic version of this form must be completed and e-mailed to ionprobe@ed.ac.uk prior to
the deadline for the next Steering Committee Meeting (advertised on the Ion Microprobe Facility
web-page http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/facilities/ionprobe/), however, a signed paper copy must also
be posted to the Ion Microprobe Facility (address at the top of the form). Late applications will not
be considered until the following meeting.




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