Gas Proportional Versus Liquid Scintillation Counting, Radiometric Versus AMS Dating

Páll Theodórsson
1991 Radiocarbon: An International Journal of Cosmogenic Isotope Research  
I discuss here the basis of a comparison of methods for radiocarbon dating and introduce a new index for the relative merit of a system,factor of counting capacity,that is generally more appropriate than the commonly usedfactor of merit.The merit of a dating system cannot be based on a single figure but other factors must also be considered. A comparison of the gas proportional, liquid scintillation and accelerator mass spectrometry technique is presented that for gas proportional counters is
more » ... sed on a multi-detector system rather than a single detector.
doi:10.1017/s0033822200013163 fatcat:n7s7keyczrd7xkkdttdv5am26i