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D-REAMS: A New Compact AMS System for Radiocarbon Measurements at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 December 2016

Lior Regev
Affiliation:
D-REAMS Radiocarbon Laboratory, Max Planck-Weizmann Center for Integrative Archaeology and Anthropology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Peter Steier
Affiliation:
Faculty of Physics – Isotope Research and Nuclear Physics, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Yigal Shachar
Affiliation:
Physical Services, Faculty of Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Eugenia Mintz
Affiliation:
D-REAMS Radiocarbon Laboratory, Max Planck-Weizmann Center for Integrative Archaeology and Anthropology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Eva Maria Wild
Affiliation:
Faculty of Physics – Isotope Research and Nuclear Physics, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Walter Kutschera
Affiliation:
Faculty of Physics – Isotope Research and Nuclear Physics, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Elisabetta Boaretto
Affiliation:
D-REAMS Radiocarbon Laboratory, Max Planck-Weizmann Center for Integrative Archaeology and Anthropology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Abstract

The Dangoor REsearch Accelerator Mass Spectrometer (D-REAMS) is a dedicated carbon-only AMS system, built by National Electrostatics Corporation (NEC). It is based on the 1.5SDH Pelletron, operating at 460 keV. The machine was installed at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, in January–February 2013, and passed the acceptance test on March 2013. Since then, over 4500 samples have been successfully measured. Here, we present the results of an intercomparison experiment, done in collaboration with the Vienna Environmental Research Accelerator (VERA), and some typical operation parameters and measurement values of the new AMS system.

Type
Chemical Pretreatment Approaches
Copyright
© 2016 by the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona 

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Footnotes

Selected Papers from the 2015 Radiocarbon Conference, Dakar, Senegal, 16–20 November 2015

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