AMS Laboratory performs AMS 14C measurements in graphite targets. At the moment, dozen 14C AMS laboratories is active in Europe. AMS Laboratory is a part of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. The Laboratory closely collaborates with the Poznan Radiocarbon Laboratory, which is able to process natural samples into a form suitable for AMS measurement.
AMS Laboratory in Poznan is equipped with the two spectrometers 1.5 SDH-Pelletron Model “Compact Carbon AMS”produced by the National Electrostatics Corporation, Middleton, USA, and purchased by the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland).
14C method is the standard method of dating archaeological objects and geological formations younger than ca. 50 thousand years. These 14C datings are demanded by researchers dealing with archaeology, art history, geology, geomorphology, palaeoclimatology, palaeobotany etc. 14C measurements are also applied in biochemistry and food industry. Due to multidisciplinary applications, 14C laboratories are usually open to cooperate with wide community.
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