In summer 2004, we extended our sample preparation lines. This expansion significantly increased our throughput and reduced our turnover time.
Decision on extension was made in February 2004, the new lines were assembled in May-June, commissioned in July-August, and have been in routine use since the beginning of September 2004.
The extension significantly increased our throughput.
The new lines were assembled in an express time of six weeks.
From the onset of July 2013 on, extended Poznań Radiocarbon Laboratory operates in a new location. Decision on the extension was induced by getting by the Adam Mickiewicz Uniwersity of grant to purchase a new AMS 14C spectrometer. In this issue Foundation of the A. Mickiewicz University decided to construct a new building, allowing for installation of the new spectrometer and for extenstion of the Poznań Radiocarbon Laboratory. The new home is situated next to the building, where our lab has operated for 11 years.
Ultimately, our lab will posses lines for parallel preparation of 40 samples. This will allow us to increase our throughput and in future, should distinctly shorten our turnover time.
Decision on situating new home of the Laboratory, was reached by the Foundation at the end of 2011. The new, 3-floor building (E) of the Poznań Park of Science and Technology has been constructed in a very short period of 8 months, between March and November 2012.
The photographs below show the building “E” in March, April, June and September 2012.
In December 2009 we launched system for on-line sample registration.
Reorganisation (August 2009) enabled us to increase our throughput by up to 30%.
The results of 3rd stage of VIRI, published in July 2009, confirm reliability of our dating.
In June 2009 we had 4-weeks’ break in operation of the accelerator.