The University of Arizona

A High-Performance 14C Accelerator Mass Spectrometry System

M L Roberts, J R Burton, K L Elder, B E Longworth, C P McIntyre, K F vo, B X Han, B E Rosenheim, W J Jenkins, E Galutschek, A P McNichol


A new and unique radiocarbon accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) facility has been constructed at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The defining characteristic of the new system is its large-gap optical elements that provide a larger-than-standard beam acceptance. Such a system is ideally suited for high-throughput, high-precision measurements of 14C. Details and performance of the new system are presented.

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