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First Status Report on Radiocarbon Sample Preparation Techniques at the A.E. Lalonde AMS Laboratory (Ottawa, Canada)

  • Carley A Crann (a1), Sarah Murseli (a1), Gilles St-Jean (a1), Xiaolei Zhao (a2), Ian D Clark (a1) and William E Kieser (a2)...

The A.E. Lalonde accelerator mass spectrometer (3MV, HVEE) was commissioned in early 2014 at the University of Ottawa (Canada). The radiocarbon sample preparation laboratory spent the better part of 2014 undertaking a quality control program, establishing pretreatment protocols, and streamlining sample processing. In the fall of 2014, the first unknown samples were accepted and in the first year of operation well over 1000 targets (~60% unknowns) were analyzed. Here, we present an overview of sample processing protocols and results from routinely measured standards, reference, and blank materials.

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