Initial measurements with the SUERC accelerator mass spectrometer

Freeman, S. et al. (2004) Initial measurements with the SUERC accelerator mass spectrometer. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 223-24, pp. 195-198. (doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2004.04.040)

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Abstract

Be-10, C-14, Cl-36 and I-129 test measurements have been made with a new Pelletron-based accelerator mass spectrometer operating at up to 5.2 MV. All ion detection was with a versatile gas ionization detector. Low-background radiocarbon measurements with 2% scatter of identical samples was performed with both spectrometer ion sources. Be-10/Be backgrounds of 3 x 10(-15) were achieved using a gas cell adjoining the detector for B-10 suppression. High sample-throughput Cl AMS with Cl- 36/Cl backgrounds of 4 x 10(-15) was accomplished.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Xu, Dr Sheng and Dougans, Mr Andrew and Schnabel, Dr Christoph and Tait, Mr Andrew and Freeman, Professor Stewart
Authors: Freeman, S., Xu, S., Schnabel, C., Dougans, A., Tait, A., Kitchen, R., Klody, G., Loger, R., Pollock, T., Schroeder, J., and Sundquist, M.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
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
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0168-583X
ISSN (Online):1872-9584
Published Online:17 May 2004

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