Some Possibilities for Development of 14C Measurements by Liquid Scintillation Counting
CitationRajamäe, R., & Punning, J. M. (1980). Some possibilities for the development of 14C measurements by liquid scintillation counting. Radiocarbon, 22(2), 435-441.
PublisherAmerican Journal of Science
AbstractThe possibilities of widening the ranges of usage of scintillation counters are studied. As a result of the introduction of the active guard, the background in 14C channel reduces 30 to 75 percent and the stability of background increases. The application of quartz vials and a plastic scintillator as an active guard establishes 14C activity in small amounts of scintillation cocktail (up to 0.1g C) and dates samples with older ages (up to 57,000 years). The parameters of devices are given in case of different amounts of scintillation cocktail.