September 2018

SHRIMP Workshop 2018

The RSES SHRIMP Team has joined the SHRIMP comunity in South Korea for 9th SHRIMP Workshop.


November 2017

New Cup Amplifier for RG

New faraday cup amplifier has been installed on our SHRIMP RG. The new cVar replaces very old Keithley; so long.


October 2017

SHRIMP SI Cryo Pump Installed

Finally the new cryogenic pump is in place and working on SHRIMP SI. First attempt resulted in excess vibration being transmitted to the sample stage. Modified bellows and some heavy weights finally did the trick.


SHRIMP SI Upgrade January 2017

Our SHRIMP SI is being upgraded. The ion pump is being replaced by a cryogenic pump. Racks, hoist, source slit motor controllers are being replaced by new DMC cards.



SHRIMP Workshop 2016

The 8th SHRIMP Workshop was be held in Granada, Spain.


February 2014

SHRIMP SI Charge-mode Sulphur paper published

In press:


July 2013

John Foster celebrates 50 years at ANU

On May 28th John Foster celebrated 50 years at ANU. While John graduated as a chemist, Most of his time at ANU has been spent tinkering with SHRIMPs (and running, and tinkering with Landrovers). The School had a special morning tea for John with reflections on his career by Trevor Ireland and Bill Compston.



January 2012

Another year gone. More and more work being done on SI. Plans are being put in place for new development this year!

John Working on SHRIMP SI


December 2011

Apart from some awesome sulphur data from SHRIMP SI, we have celebrated the end of the year with Earth Chemistry party here in the SHRIMP building.

EC party table John


September 2011

The building of SHRIMP SI is in its testing/commissioning stage:

Multiple Collector on SHRIMP SI (with four Faraday Cups).

SHRIMP SI 2010-06

SHRIMP I, the original SHRIMP, has been decommissioned.


18 February 2011

Today the SHRIMP Group is celebrated three major milestones:

  1. Decommissioning of SHRIMP I (after 30 years of service)
  2. Commissioning of SHRIMP SI (at least we have the first data from it)
  3. Bill Compston's 80th Birthday


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