publication . Article . 2013

Mass spectrometric detection of radiocarbon for dating applications

Synal Hans-Arno;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, volume 294, pages 349-352
Radiocarbon is still the most important nuclide measured by accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). The related capabilities for dating and tracer studies are eminent not only in archaeology but also drive important applications in the earth and environmental sciences as well as in biomedical research. So far standard mass spectrometric systems have not been capable of radiocarbon dating because of interfering molecular isobars which however can be completely eliminated in charge changing processes at high ion beam energies (MeV) [12]. Here we present a novel type mass spectrometry system for radiocarbon analyses. Radiocarbon dating was performed using 45 keV 14C i...
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SNSF| New Developments in Ion Beam Physics
  • Funder: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Project Code: 200020_137532
  • Funding stream: Project funding | Project funding (Div. I-III)
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