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Radiocarbon Sample Preparation Procedures and the First Status Report from the Bristol Radiocarbon AMS (BRAMS) Facility

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to) 1541-1550
Number of pages10
Issue number5
Early online date31 May 2019
DateAccepted/In press - 17 Jul 2018
DateE-pub ahead of print (current) - 31 May 2019
DatePublished - 1 Oct 2109


The Bristol Radiocarbon Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (BRAMS) Facility was established at the University of Bristol after the commissioning of our dedicated sample preparation laboratories and the installation and acceptance of the BrisMICADAS AMS in 2016. Routine measurements commenced in mid-2016, once validation was completed for each sample type. Herein, we give an overview of the standard pretreatment methods currently employed in the Facility and the results of radiocarbon (14C) determinations on a wide range of standards, blank materials, and intercomparison samples which have been measured during our extensive pretreatment method validation program and during our routine 14C analyses.

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  • AMS, pretreatment, radiocarbon dating, status report

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