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Established in 1967 at Glasgow University, the Radiocarbon Laboratory has been based at SUERC since 1986.The laboratory has the capacity to prepare up to 34 graphite targets per day for AMS dating, with approximately 30% of the targets produced contributing to our in-house Quality Assurance programme.The laboratory can provide advice on sample selection, full sample pretreatment and graphite target preparation, stable isotope measurement, C analysis at the SUERC AMS Laboratory and subsequent calibration of results to the calendar timescale.If requested, the laboratory's chronological modelling team can additionally create a Bayesian site-model.Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere exchanges dynamically with carbon dissolved in oceans and stored in plants and soils on land (figure 3).
Radiocarbon Laboratory Rates Per * Required Sample Treatment: (1) Cleaning and hydrolysis; (2) Cleaning and ABA demineralization; (3) Gelatinization (4) Ultrafiltration; (5) XAD purification; (6) Combustion; (7) Conversion to graphite.
NOTE: Rates per sample listed above include all required sample treatment Radiocarbon Laboratory Staff: Our staff has extensive experience using radiocarbon in diverse fields including archaeology, paleontology, paleoecology, and climate reconstruction; collaborating on interdisciplinary projects with results published in Our interdisciplinary focus allows us to help researchers in developing research designs, sampling strategies, and analysis of radiocarbon data at every stage of their projects from conception to conclusion.
Radiocarbon dating: radioactive carbon decays to nitrogen with a half-life of 5730 years.
We can also provide the following, with or without radiocarbon dating: We also have an expert in pottery identification (Derek Hall: email Derek) associated with the laboratory.
For measurement of sedimentation rates for recent, accumulating sediment and peat deposits using the Unsupported C analyses and chronological modelling.