Co-funded by the Ministry of Land and Resources, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, we introduced a SHRIMP II features high sensitivity and high resolution. It is the first SHRIMP II in China and there are only 9 all over the world. A new chapter of the development of isotope geology in China had begun.
We officially started the SHRIMP II to the outside and received out first foreign client, Professor Umberto Cordani from University of Sao Paulo.
The founding of Beijing SHRIMP Center
Demonstration Research on Large Scientific Instrument--Demonstration Research on SHRIMP is supported by the NSTI Program
Supported by SHRIMP II, the project won the capital support as the key project of National Natural Science Fund.
The annual running time of SHRIMP II reached 301 days and nights, hitting the record high.
Under the support of the Ministry of Finance, we purchased the second SHRIMP II from Australian Scientific Instruments Pty. Ltd to meet the pressing demand for SHRIMP II.
The world’s first SHRIMP Remote Operation System(SROS) work station was set up and put into use in Yichang Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources, Hubei province.
The first overseas SROS work station was set up and put into use in the isotope lab of University of São Paulom, Brazil.
Again with the support of National Science & Technology Infrastructure Center, Beijing SHRIMP Center developed .
Approved by the higher level unit, Beijing SHRIMP Center become a lab of Institute of Geology Chinese Academy of Geological Science, which provides larger development space for it.
The center’s support equipment--scanning electron microscope(SEM) and cathode luminescence probe was open to the public after adjustment and trial operation.
The Ministry of Land and Resources approved the Research Base Construction Project of Beijing SHRIMP Center, thus an area of 15 mu has been purchased in the Zhongguancun Life Science Park to build the new base.
With the support from departments at all levels, Beijing SHRIMP Center introduced Dr. Allen Nutman from Australia. As the first foreign exports receiving tenure, Dr. Allen Nutmanparticipatedthe geological research ofPrecambrian. That’s an important step for internationalization of talents strategy.
The center has won financial support from Key Project of the National Eleventh-Five Year Research Program of China and was in charge of the subject of “Research and Development of SIMS’s Core Technology and Key Components”. The program of “Independent Research and Development of Large Scientific Instruments” was incorporated to the center’s future research area.
We held the Third International Work Conference on IGCP-480 and International Symposium on Precambrian Chronology and Tectonic Evolution, which is first international meeting since the founding of the center, receiving enthusiastic reaction and appraise from the international counterparts and increasing our influence on Central Asian Orogenic Belt research and geological research of Precambrian.
The first SROS server system was set up in Curtin University of Technology in Australia, initiating the age of sharing online other countries’ scientific instrument resources.
An agreement on the subject of geochronology research of lunar rock samples was signed between the center and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences of Washington University in St Louis, bringing the international cooperation to a new high.
The president of Bicocca University in Milan preside the signing ceremony of SHRIMP remote sharing agreement, which marks the founding of the first SROS workstation in Milan.
According to statistics of foreign scholars, the number of published scientific papers based on experimental results of the center’s SHRIMP II on average has ranked the top among other equipment of the same kind in the world.
American Journal of Sciences has published two special issues to celebrate the 70th birthday of the center’s director Liu Dunyi, which is the first western mainstream science journal to do so for a Chinese scientist. In the preface it read: “Beijing SHRIMP Center has been ranked among one of the top geochronology lab in no more than five years after its born.”, “Professor Liu Dunyi has made the idea of “sharing SIMS resources” ever more recognized”, and “The center was one of the most successful worldwide.
We successfully finished the dating for zircon on the moon provided by the University of Washington, which has laid a great foundation for the lunar rock dating.
Mr Liu Dunyi, director of the research center lead a team to ASIcompany in Australia, and finish the acceptance test and installation and debugging of SROS system for the SHRIMP II which was left there.
We held the Symposium on Development Strategies to analyze the experience and lessons we learned in the past seven years, listening to the advice from the leaders and experts and making development plans for the center under new circumstances.
With SHRIMP II in Canberra, Australia, which is the second SHRIMP II we bought, we provides remote test for the geologists in China through SROS system.
Beijing SHRIMP Center SHRIMP II remote work station in Taiwan(SROS Work Station) was inaugurated in the Institute of Earth Sciences of Academia Sinica, initiating a new model of cross-strait cooperation in geosciences.
Affiliated to Beijing SHRIMP Center, the International Precambrian Research Center of China（IPRCC）gathers leading experts from all over the world in the field in an effort to conduct joint research on major problems of Precambrian research. Its establishment has played an active role in China’s research in this area.
Mr Liu Dunyi, director of the research center paid a visit to Houston to attend the 41rst International Symposium on Lunar and Planetary Science and presented the results of the chronologyresearch on Apollo-12 lunar rock co-developed with University of Washington. This result rewrote the age of Imbrium, which had made great commitment to the research on magmatic evolution and meteorite impact and attracted great attention from the international counterparts.
The first international academic activity “Field Survey&Symposium on the Early Archean Greenstone Belt in South Africa” was held by International Precambrian Research Center of China(IPRCC).
The center hosted “The Fifth International Conference on SHRIMP”, “International Symposium on the Development of HR-SIMS and LA-ICP-MS in Geochronology and Their Applications in Geology” and “International Lecture on Zircon Chronology”.
Visiting professor Alfred Kröner from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz received “Friendship Prize for 2010” from the Chinese government.
The center was conferred “Best Team Prize of The National Key Technology R&D Program” by the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Working together with Administrative Office of SinoProbe, Beijing SHRIMP Center hold the Lithospheric Evolution Through Time Forum successfully.
The subject “Research and Development of SIMS’s Core Technology and Key Components” initiated by Beijing SHRIMP Center, National Institute of Metrology, Fudan University, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Purkinje General Company and sponsored by the National Key Technology Support Program was approved in Beijing.
Special program for National Large Scientific Instruments Project named “TOF-SIMS Scientific Instrument for Isotopic Geologic Studies”, co-applied by Beijing SHRIMP Center, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jilin University and Institute of Mineral Resources of Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, was appraised by experts from Ministry of Science and Technology and officially launched.
Beijing SHRIMP Center was approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Finance and became National Fundamental Resources Platform ofScience and Technology.
China’s first high voltage pulse fragmentor introduced by the center was installed and put into application.