Opened in January 2013, the Center for Advanced Surface Analysis (CASA) is a common UNIL/EPFL platform hosted in the new Geopolis building of University of Lausanne.
This Swiss research center offers to a broad range of scientists the state-of-the-art micro-analytical Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometric (SIMS) instruments for chemical and isotopic characterization of solid matter.
These instruments are used in research in such divers topics as:
- Material sciences
- Stable isotope geochemistry
- Environmental microbiology
- Cell biology.