accelerator mass spectra
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CitationSakamoto, M., Imamura, M., Van der Plicht, J., Mitsutani, T., & Sahara, M. (2003). Radiocarbon calibration for Japanese wood samples. Radiocarbon, 45(1), 81-89.
AbstractThe radiocarbon content of Japanese cedars was measured by accelerator mass spectrometry for decadal tree-ring samples from the period of 240 BC to AD 900. Conventional gas counting was also used for part of the samples. The data were compared with the INTCAL98 calibration curve (Stuiver et al. 1998). The results indicate that the difference in atmospheric 14C between Japan and North America or Europe is negligible at this period, less than 18 14C yr using an average of 50 yr. However, in the period of about AD 100 to about AD 200, we cannot exclude the possibility of a deviation of the order of 30 to 40 14C yr to the older ages.