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The new Nagoya Radiocarbon Laboratory.

Yasushi Muraki, Grant E Kocharov, Tooru Nishiyama, Yukiko Naruse, Takuya Murata, Kimiaki Masuda, Kh A Arslanov


A liquid scintillation counting apparatus that enables highly accurate measurements of (super 14) C has been constructed at the Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University. The main aim of the project is high precision year-by-year measurements of the (super 14) C content in tree rings of an old cedar tree from Yaku Island, Japan. We present the results of (super 14) C measurements on tree rings from the Agematsu region for recent decades to confirm the validity of the system.


Yaku Island;Agematsu Japan;climate;case studies;Maunder minimum;solar activity;trees;precision;accuracy;aromatic hydrocarbons;benzene;hydrocarbons;liquid scintillation methods;tree rings;Holocene;Far East;Japan;organic compounds;sample preparation;Asia;Cenozoic;Quaternary;C 14;carbon;isotopes;radioactive isotopes;absolute age

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