Since December 2003 the 14C dating unit consists of Poznań Radiocarbon Laboratory and AMS Laboratory. The new structure works as effectively as the former one, and the change does not alter the quality of our dating and the manner of our contact with the external customers.
In October 2003, the first reparation of the accelerator was necessary.
In September 2003 we significantly reduced the background of the AMS spectrometer.
We can perform 14C dating of samples smaller than 1 mg C.
Our center participates in three European projects:
Integrated Project: MILLENNIUM „European climate of the last millennium”
Integrated Project: ECOCHANGE “Challenges in assessing and forecasting biodiversity and ecosystem changes in Europe”
AMS 14C dating in Poznań started in mid-February 2002. Since that time, the number of samples dated per month was gradually increasing. Besides, we were continuously monitoring the quality of our dating.
At the right side: Dr. Thilo Hauser (NEC) who leaded the installation. At the left: Dr. Mariusz Sidowski, who helped during the installation.