Aside from radiocarbon dating, ISO/IEC 17005-accredited Beta Analytic also provides biobased/renewable carbon content testing to manufacturers, product distributors, and researchers worldwide for biobased products, biofuels, waste-derived fuels and their combustion emissions (CO2 gas).
The lab also uses Carbon-14 analysis for natural product source testing on materials such as flavors, fragrances, essential oils, cosmetics and supplements to identify petrochemicals.
The special strength of AMS among the mass spectrometric methods is its power to separate a rare isotope from an abundant neighboring mass ("abundance sensitivity", e.g. The pre-accelerated ions are usually separated by a first mass spectrometer of sector-field type and enter an electrostatic "tandem accelerator".
This is a large nuclear particle accelerator based on the principle of a Tandem van de Graaff Accelerator operating at 0.2 to many million volts with two stages operating in tandem to accelerate the particles.
Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) is a technique for measuring long-lived radionuclides that occur naturally in our environment.C measurements) is one reason for the exceptional abundance sensitivity of AMS.Additionally, the impact strips off several of the ion's electrons, converting it into a positively charged ion.They are used for a wide variety of dating and tracing applications in the geological and planetary sciences, archaeology, and biomedicine.The following is a brief description of each element of the AMS system.