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dc.contributor.authorMook, Willem G.
dc.contributor.authorvan der Plicht, Johannes
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-11T21:33:03Z
dc.date.available2021-02-11T21:33:03Z
dc.date.issued1999-01-01
dc.identifier.citationMook, W. G., & van der Plicht, J. (1999). Reporting 14C activities and concentrations. Radiocarbon, 41(3), 227-239.
dc.identifier.issn0033-8222
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0033822200057106
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/654626
dc.description.abstractThree modes of reporting 14C activities are in use, in part analogous to the internationally accepted (IAEA) conventions for stable isotopes: (1) absolute activity, the specific activity of 14C or the activity per gram of carbon; (2) activity ratio, the ratio between the absolute activities of a sample and the standard; and (3) relative activity, the difference between the absolute activities of a sample and standard material, relative to the absolute standard activity. The basic definitions originate from decisions made by the radiocarbon community at its past conferences. Stuiver and Polach (1977) reviewed and sought to specify the definitions and conventions. Several colleagues, however, have experienced inadequacies and pitfalls in the definitions and use of symbols. Furthermore, the latter have to be slightly amended because of the use of modern measuring techniques. This paper is intended to provide a consistent set of reporting symbols and definitions, illustrated by some practical examples.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherDepartment of Geosciences, The University of Arizona
dc.relation.urlhttp://radiocarbon.webhost.uits.arizona.edu/
dc.rightsCopyright © by the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona. All rights reserved.
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectstandardization
dc.subjectequations
dc.subjectaccuracy
dc.subjectmeasurement
dc.subjectmethods
dc.subjectC 14
dc.subjectcarbon
dc.subjectdates
dc.subjectisotopes
dc.subjectradioactive isotopes
dc.subjectabsolute age
dc.titleReporting 14C Activities and Concentrations
dc.typeArticle
dc.typetext
dc.identifier.journalRadiocarbon
dc.description.noteThis material was digitized as part of a cooperative project between Radiocarbon and the University of Arizona Libraries.
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Radiocarbon archives are made available by Radiocarbon and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
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dc.source.volume41
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage227
dc.source.endpage239
refterms.dateFOA2021-02-11T21:33:03Z


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