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Development of an Automated System for Preparation of organic samples

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 July 2016

Christine Hatté
Affiliation:
Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, UMR CEA-CNRS 1572, Avenue de la Terrasse, F-91198 Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
Jean-Jacques Poupeau
Affiliation:
Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, UMR CEA-CNRS 1572, Avenue de la Terrasse, F-91198 Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
Jean-François Tannau
Affiliation:
Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, UMR CEA-CNRS 1572, Avenue de la Terrasse, F-91198 Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
Martine Paterne
Affiliation:
Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, UMR CEA-CNRS 1572, Avenue de la Terrasse, F-91198 Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
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Abstract

We constructed an automated system to transform organic samples to CO2, which included several options such as: combustion in 2 steps with collection of the 2 fractions, volatile fraction combustion, and 13C sampling. The process includes organic matter combustion, CO2 drying, quantification of the mass of carbon, CO2 collection in a glass vial, and eventually 13C sampling. The system is computer-controlled and -monitored. The apparent background age of the automated system reaches 0.191 ± 0.011 pMC (2 σ), equivalent to a 14C age of about 51,700 yr BP, and requires only 30 min of handling, instead of the several days needed when using a manual procedure.

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