TA2 Facility 16 – Carbon-14 Dating AMS Laboratory
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TA2 Facility 16 – Carbon-14 Dating AMS Laboratory

Average visit: 5 days

The Carbon-14 dating AMS Laboratory (AMS14C) provides C-14 analyses of Terrestrial/Extraterrestrial organic and inorganic samples, organic plant, inorganic carbonate, soil, gas, water and other liquids, rocks and meteorite (in-situ C-14). Technical parameters:

  • C-14 analyses using AMS system.
  • Fully equipped chemistry Lab for all kind of samples, including specialized line for extraction of in-situ C-14 from rocks.
  • The EnvironMICADAS includes all the necessary supporting infrastructure, equipment, and the gas ion source interface (GIS). It fulfils all the requirements needed for high-precision AMS 14C measurement.
  • HEKAL AMS C-14 sample preparation laboratory includes a physical sample processing lab, a chemistry lab, a sample combustion/gas cleaning lab, graphitization and target press lines.
  • In the case of micro samples (0.01-0.1 mg C), a CO2 gas based AMS analyses is applied using the gas ion source interface GIS of the MICADAS.
  • A multipurpose gas handling system was developed for the gas ion source of Environ-MICADAS at ETH Zürich, that is designed for the measurement of small samples (<0.1 mg C, down to 10µg) with moderate precision (~1.0% relative error on a modern sample).

Contact:

Dr. Mihály Molnár, ISOTOPTECH Zrt. Bem ter 18/c, H-4026 Debrecen, Hungary.

molnar.mihaly@atomki.mta.hu
molnarmihaly@isotoptech.hu

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