SIMS enables qualitative and quantitative analysis of sample components by irradiating them with ions, detecting emitted ions from the surface, and measuring their quantities at each mass. Its versatile applications span various fields, such as cosmochemistry, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, electronic components, and environmental science, supporting technological research and development.GSS contributes to advancing the world's most cutting-edge fields by offering comprehensive support, encompassing developing, manufacturing, operating, and maintaining state-of-the-art next-generation SIMS technology.
In partnership with a national university corporation, we develop and manufacture next-generation magnetic-field dynamic SIMS with cost-effectiveness and specialized functions. These innovations surpass conventional high-cost general-purpose mass spectrometers, supporting cutting-edge technology development and R&D.
Leveraging our vast experience and advanced technical expertise as SIMS engineers, we offer swift and meticulous maintenance, inspection, and repair services. Our support and maintenance system integrates the latest knowledge acquired through collaborative research with universities and external networks.
The trend towards domestic production of cutting-edge semiconductors is accelerating, intensifying competition among manufacturers to develop high-performance, next-generation semiconductors with improved processing speed and power efficiency as they approach mass production.
The development of biodevices, like DNA chips and biosensors utilizing biological macromolecules, is rapidly advancing, driving the demand for molecular-level device evaluation. As a result, SIMS holds promising new possibilities in biotechnology.
Hydrogen-based fuel cell systems have gained significant attention with the ongoing societal push for decarbonization. Evaluating hydrogen embrittlement becomes crucial to ensure the safety of metal materials used in these systems. As metal components are exposed to high-pressure hydrogen gas, only direct local analysis can accurately measure the degree of hydrogen embrittlement. SIMS is one of the few methods capable of achieving this, demanding a highly sensitive and stable SIMS for reliable results.
The Artemis Program, initiated by NASA, is a lunar exploration endeavor. SIMS will play a vital role in this plan, aiming for on-site analysis of lunar materials as samples. The program envisions sustainable activities on the Moon, with human missions and a lunar base of operations established through the Gateway Program, utilizing a human-tended space station orbiting the Moon.
SIMS, a technique utilizing ion beam irradiation to analyze secondary ions from the sample surface via mass Spectrometer, can be categorized into static SIMS and dynamic SIMS based on the measurement mode and ion dose. Unlike static SIMS, which preserves sample surface data, dynamic SIMS involves digging through the surface, making it highly sensitive and stable for hydrogen analysis. It is the sole general elemental analysis method capable of local hydrogen analysis. GSS has developed a dedicated hydrogen model for precise analysis and aims to offer low-cost products specialized for hydrogen analysis, focusing on analytical targets.