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Performance Test of a New Graphite Target Production Facility in ATOMKI

  • L Rinyu (a1), I Futó (a1), Á Z Kiss (a1), M Molnár (a1), É Svingor (a1), G Quarta (a2) and L Calcagnile (a2)...

Abstract

We present our new graphite target production system, developed in the Institute of Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (ATOMKI), for accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) radiocarbon dating measurements. The system consists of a gas handling line and a graphite target production system. Results of AMS measurements, stable isotope mass spectrometry measurements, and gravimetric/pressure yield determinations have been used to find the proper conditions for the graphitization process. We have also investigated the 14C contamination and the memory effect of the system during the graphitization processes. This paper covers the details of these experiments and a discussion of the results.

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Corresponding author. Email: rinyu@namafia.atomki.hu

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