ANU Single Stage Accelerator Mass Spectrometer

A single stage accelerator mass spectrometer from the National Electrostatics Corporation of Middleton, Wisconsin enables the measurement of very small samples using a CO 2 gas capable ion source. With the successful ARC LIEF grant in 2005 a state of the art single stage accelerator mass spectrometer from the National Electrostatics Corporation of Middleton, Wisconsin has been delivered, tested and accepted. This new stage in Carbon-14 Dating at the ANU follows on the heels of the very successful liquid scintillation counting laboratory for Carbon-14 Dating that was commissioned in 1965 and the AMS Carbon-1 4 dating in the 1990's. Collaborative projects ranging from archaeological dating, soil carbon studies, atmospheric CO 2 content, ocean circulation and climate change are being undertaken. Recent instrumental advances will enable the measurement of very small samples using a CO 2 gas capable ion source.
Type
Service
Service Type
Generate
Access Privileges
Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory
Title
ANU Single Stage Accelerator Mass Spectrometer
Abbreviated Title
ANU SSAMS
Alternate Title
ANU Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory
Date the service was started
2005
Brief Description
A single stage accelerator mass spectrometer from the National Electrostatics Corporation of Middleton, Wisconsin enables the measurement of very small samples using a CO 2 gas capable ion source.
Full Description
A single stage accelerator mass spectrometer from the National Electrostatics Corporation of Middleton, Wisconsin enables the measurement of very small samples using a CO 2 gas capable ion source. With the successful ARC LIEF grant in 2005 a state of the art single stage accelerator mass spectrometer from the National Electrostatics Corporation of Middleton, Wisconsin has been delivered, tested and accepted. This new stage in Carbon-14 Dating at the ANU follows on the heels of the very successful liquid scintillation counting laboratory for Carbon-14 Dating that was commissioned in 1965 and the AMS Carbon-1 4 dating in the 1990's. Collaborative projects ranging from archaeological dating, soil carbon studies, atmospheric CO 2 content, ocean circulation and climate change are being undertaken. Recent instrumental advances will enable the measurement of very small samples using a CO 2 gas capable ion source.
Contact Email
stewart.fallon@anu.edu.au
Contact Address
Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory, Research School of Earth Sciences, Mills Road, The Australian National University, Acton, ACT 0200
Contact Phone Number
+61-(0)2-6125-4261
Delivery Method
Offline
Service Website
http://rses.anu.edu.au/research/facilities/single-stage-accelerator-mass-spectrometer
Access Policy Website
http://rses.anu.edu.au/other-areas/prise
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National Data Service
  • Australian National University