Enrichment of sub-milligram size carbon samples

H Kitagawa*, J vanderPlicht

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We have developed a carbon isotope enrichment system for use in conjunction with the Groningen Accelerator Mass Spectrometer. Using thermal diffusion of CO, we obtained an enrichment factor of about 3 for C-13 for half-gram carbon in 5 days. This means we expect for C-14 an enrichment factor of 6, corresponding to an extension of the radiocarbon time scale by 15000 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-65
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section B-Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Mar-1997
Event7th Conference on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry - , Azerbaijan
Duration: 20-May-199624-May-1996

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