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CitationSchoch, H., Bruns, M., Münnich, K. O., & Münnich, M. (1980). A multi-counter system for high precision carbon-14 measurements. Radiocarbon, 22(2), 442-447.
PublisherAmerican Journal of Science
AbstractA new 14C detector system containing nine, independently working, CO2 proportional counters is described. The system is designed for a sufficient measuring capacity at a precision level better than sigma = +/- 2 per mil, which requires a counting time of about one week per sample. The size of the installation requires a simple and economic design of counters and electronics. A single anticoincidence shield for all counters consists of five newly developed flat counters. The modern counting rate (52 cpm) is sensitively checked by running Heidelberg sodium carbonate standard samples wth a counting rate of about 10 times modern. A microcomputer (DEC PDP-11/03) is used for data acquisition. Recent developments in laboratory techniques (preparation and gaschromatographic purification of samples) are also reported.