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Research and Development of the Artemis 14C AMS Facility: Status Report

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 February 2016

C Moreau*
Affiliation:
Laboratoire de Mesure du Carbone 14 (LMC14), UMS 2572, Bâtiment 450, porte 4E, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
I Caffy
Affiliation:
Laboratoire de Mesure du Carbone 14 (LMC14), UMS 2572, Bâtiment 450, porte 4E, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
C Comby
Affiliation:
Laboratoire de Mesure du Carbone 14 (LMC14), UMS 2572, Bâtiment 450, porte 4E, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
E Delqué-Količ
Affiliation:
Laboratoire de Mesure du Carbone 14 (LMC14), UMS 2572, Bâtiment 450, porte 4E, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
J-P Dumoulin
Affiliation:
Laboratoire de Mesure du Carbone 14 (LMC14), UMS 2572, Bâtiment 450, porte 4E, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
S Hain
Affiliation:
Laboratoire de Mesure du Carbone 14 (LMC14), UMS 2572, Bâtiment 450, porte 4E, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
A Quiles
Affiliation:
Laboratoire de Mesure du Carbone 14 (LMC14), UMS 2572, Bâtiment 450, porte 4E, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
V Setti
Affiliation:
Laboratoire de Mesure du Carbone 14 (LMC14), UMS 2572, Bâtiment 450, porte 4E, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
C Souprayen
Affiliation:
Laboratoire de Mesure du Carbone 14 (LMC14), UMS 2572, Bâtiment 450, porte 4E, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
B Thellier
Affiliation:
Laboratoire de Mesure du Carbone 14 (LMC14), UMS 2572, Bâtiment 450, porte 4E, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
J Vincent
Affiliation:
Laboratoire de Mesure du Carbone 14 (LMC14), UMS 2572, Bâtiment 450, porte 4E, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
*
1Corresponding author. Email: Christophe-r.moreau@cea.fr.

Abstract

The Artemis accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) facility is dedicated to high-precision radiocarbon measurements. It routinely measures over 4500 samples a year for French laboratories. This paper is a status report, showing the measurements of standard, blank, and FIRI intercomparison samples. Since 2008, research and development programs have been established by the Artemis team. During the collaborations with other research laboratories, intercomparisons on archaeological samples were performed and are listed here to show the quality of the Artemis measurements. Three areas of specific research and development are investigated: technical development, beam optic simulations, and specific archaeological studies. The technical developments of the facility are based on the setup of a new bench for water sample preparation and routine microsample preparation and measurement. Beam optic simulations are carried out to control the quality of the measurement related to the tuning of the facility. International collaborations are always in progress. In 2012, the programs include improving the accuracy of reigns for the dynastic Egypt period and the 14C dating of ancient iron.

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Copyright © 2013 by the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona 

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