The SUERC AMS laboratory after 3 years

Freeman, S. et al. (2007) The SUERC AMS laboratory after 3 years. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 259(1), pp. 66-70. (doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2007.01.312)

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Abstract

The new SUERC AMS Laboratory was described at AMS-9. Since then there have been technological developments, added and improved analysis capability, the formation of additional complementary groups, the purchase of another instrument, and many samples measured. Be, C, Al, Cl, Ca and I-AMS are established with measured species changing weekly. Full-terminal potential running is now routine and 5 MV is proving sufficient for all species. Ion detection and evaluation has also been improved by the use of even thinner detector windows as necessary and a more powerful on-line data analysis system. Routine radiocarbon measurement is to 4‰ reproducibility at middling current and graphite samples of as little as 100 μg C can be accommodated. Even smaller samples can be measured as CO2 using He carrier in the gas capable ion source. Two new sample preparation laboratories at SUERC are the NERC Cosmogenic Isotope Analysis Facility and the SUERC/University of Glasgow Centre for Geosciences Cosmogenic Nuclide Laboratory. In particular these benefit from competitive Be-AMS and Cl-AMS performance.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Naysmith, Mr Philip and Bryant, Dr Charlotte and Xu, Dr Sheng and Freeman, Professor Stewart and Fallick, Professor Anthony and Schnabel, Dr Christoph and Cook, Professor Gordon and Bishop, Professor Paul and Ertunc, Dr Tanya
Authors: Freeman, S., Bishop, P., Bryant, C., Cook, G., Dougans, D., Ertunc, T., Fallick, A., Ganeshram, R., Maden, C., Naysmith, P., Schnabel, C., Scott, M., Summerfield, M., and Xu, S.
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Journal Name:Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
ISSN:0168-583X
ISSN (Online):1872-9584
Published Online:12 March 2007

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