Performance of the new single stage accelerator mass spectrometer at the SUERC

Freeman, S.P.H.T. , Dougans, A., McHargue, L., Wilcken, K.M. and Xu, S. (2008) Performance of the new single stage accelerator mass spectrometer at the SUERC. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 266(10), pp. 2225-2228. (doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2008.02.085)

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Abstract

A NEC 250 kV single stage accelerator mass spectrometer (SSAMS) has been installed along-side our five year old 5 MV spectrometer. The new instrument is intended to take over routine radiocarbon measurement, thereby providing more capacity for our rapidly growing cosmogenic nuclide programme. Initial tests show that although flawed the SSAMS sufficiently mimics the good performance of the first machine; high-precision 14C/13C measurement is being achieved with a background limited by sample preparation.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wilcken, Mr Klaus and Dougans, Mr Andrew and Xu, Dr Sheng and Freeman, Professor Stewart and McHargue, Dr Lanny
Authors: Freeman, S.P.H.T., Dougans, A., McHargue, L., Wilcken, K.M., and Xu, S.
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

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