14C Analysis and Sample Preparation at the New Bern Laboratory for the Analysis of Radiocarbon with AMS (LARA)

Sönke Szidat, Gary A Salazar, Edith Vogel, Michael Battaglia, Lukas Wacker, Hans-Arno Synal, Andreas Türler
2014 Radiocarbon: An International Journal of Cosmogenic Isotope Research  
The University of Bern has set up the new Laboratory for the Analysis of Radiocarbon with AMS (LARA) equipped with an accelerator mass spectrometer (AMS) MICADAS (MIni CArbon Dating System) to continue its long history of14C analysis based on conventional counting. The new laboratory is designated to provide routine14C dating for archaeology, climate research, and other disciplines at the University of Bern and to develop new analytical systems coupled to the gas ion source for14C analysis of
more » ... or14C analysis of specific compounds or compound classes with specific physical properties. Measurements of reference standards and wood samples dated by dendrochronology demonstrate the quality of the14C analyses performed at the new laboratory.
doi:10.1017/s0033822200049602 fatcat:ylpzaizbx5b6pd5dv4die2r7zq