Gas Proportional Versus Liquid Scintillation Counting, Radiometric Versus AMS Dating
Keywordsfactor of counting capacity
factor of merit
gas proportional counting
liquid scintillation counting
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CitationTheodórsson, P. (1991). Gas proportional versus liquid scintillation counting, radiometric versus AMS dating. Radiocarbon, 33(1), 9-13.
AbstractI discuss here the basis of a comparison of methods for radiocarbon dating and introduce a new index for the relative merit of a system, factor of counting capacity, that is generally more appropriate than the commonly used factor of merit. The merit of a dating system cannot be based on a single figure but other factors must also be considered. A comparison of the gas proportional, liquid scintillation and accelerator mass spectrometry technique is presented that for gas proportional counters is based on a multi-detector system rather than a single detector.