Browsing Radiocarbon, Volume 43, Number 2A (2001 by Authors
Progress at the Seoul National University AMS FacilityKim, J. C.; Park, J. H.; Kim, I. C.; Lee, C.; Cheoun, M. K.; Kang, J.; Song, Y. M. (Department of Geosciences, The University of Arizona, 2001-01-01)The accelerator mass spectrometry facility at the Seoul National University (SNU-AMS) was completed in December 1998 and a report was presented at the Vienna AMS conference in September 1999. At the conference, we described the basic components of our accelerator system and reported the results of the performance test. Since then, extensive testing of the accuracy and reproducibility of the system has been carried out, and about 200 unknown samples have been measured so far. We obtained a precision of 4‰ for modern samples, and an accuracy of approximately 40 yr was demonstrated by analyzing samples that were previously dated with a conventional technique and by other AMS laboratories. We present these results here, together with detailed descriptions of our data-taking and analysis procedures.