IPERION HSIntegrating Platforms for the European Research Infrastructure ON Heritage Science
Technique: Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) - Radiocarbon dating

AMS beam line 3MV tandem accelerator

Potential Results

By measuring the concentration of radiocarbon in a sample we can estimate the so-called radiocarbon age, i.e. the time from the "death" of the material. Estimation of the most probable "true" age of the sample can be then performed by calibrating the measured radiocarbon age.