AMS 14C measurement of small volume oceanic water samples: Experimental procedure and comparison with low-level counting technique

B. Kromer, C. Pfleiderer, P. Schlosser, I. Levin, K. O. Münnich, G. Bonani, M. Suter, W. Wölfli

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Abstract

The technique for small volume oceanic AMS 14C measurement is described. The procedure includes sampling, CO2 extraction from the water samples, target preparation and measurement at the ETH/SIN AMS facility. AMS 14C data from a station in the southern Weddell Sea with an accuracy of ± 5‰ are presented. The data are in good agreement with large volume 14C measurements done by conventional low-level counting techniques with an accuracy of ± 2‰.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)302-305
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B
Volume29
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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