Measurement of 14C Directly from CO2 Using a Tandetron Accelerator Mass Spectrometer Facility
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CitationRaisbeck, G. M., Yiou, F., Arnold, M., & Duplessy, J. C. (1986). Measurement of 14C directly from CO2 using a Tandetron accelerator mass spectrometer facility. Radiocarbon, 28(2A), 211-214.
PublisherAmerican Journal of Science
DescriptionFrom the 12th International Radiocarbon Conference held in Trondheim, June 24-28, 1985.
AbstractTests have been carried out on the measurement of 14C directly from CO2, using a source designed by Middleton, and a Tandetron accelerator mass spectrometer system. These tests were very promising from the point of view of minimum quantity of carbon necessary (<50 micrograms), but suffered from a background (apparently not memory effect) giving an equivalent age of 25,000 years. As a demonstration of the technique, a single thread from the mummy wrapping of the Egyptian king Ramses II was dated.