QUANTITATIVE RADIOISOTOPE MEASUREMENTS WITH THE NSF-ARIZONA REGIONAL ACCELERATOR FACILITY.

T. H. Zabel, A. J T Jull, D. J. Donahue, P. E. Damon

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Abstract

Results of tests on the tandem accelerator mass spectrometer (TAMS) at the University of Arizona are presented. These results demonstrate: (a) measurements of **1**4C/**1**3C ratios with precisions of a few percent can be made in a period of one to several hours; (b) measurements with precisions to 0. 5% have been made in which the uncertainties were mainly statistical and in which contributions to the uncertainty of machine fluctuations were negligible; (c) precise measurements of the ratio of **1**4C/**1**3C in samples of N. B. S. oxalic acid and of 1890 wood are consistent with the accepted value of that ratio; (d) the real signal from a 44,000 year old sample is equal to the background rate produced from a dead carbon sample. In addition, results of some measurements on archaeological samples are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1371-1373
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
VolumeNS-30
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1982

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Radioisotopes
Particle accelerators
accelerators
oxalic acid
Oxalic acid
Mass spectrometers
mass spectrometers
Wood
Carbon
carbon
Uncertainty

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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QUANTITATIVE RADIOISOTOPE MEASUREMENTS WITH THE NSF-ARIZONA REGIONAL ACCELERATOR FACILITY. / Zabel, T. H.; Jull, A. J T; Donahue, D. J.; Damon, P. E.

In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Vol. NS-30, No. 2, 04.1982, p. 1371-1373.

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Zabel, T. H. ; Jull, A. J T ; Donahue, D. J. ; Damon, P. E. / QUANTITATIVE RADIOISOTOPE MEASUREMENTS WITH THE NSF-ARIZONA REGIONAL ACCELERATOR FACILITY. In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 1982 ; Vol. NS-30, No. 2. pp. 1371-1373.
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