Posts tagged with "AMS"

For article Biological sample prep time cut dramatically -- from days to minutes

Biological sample prep time cut dramatically -- from days to minutes

Oct. 15, 2014 -  
When Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers invented the field of biological accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) in the late 1980s, the process of preparing the samples was time-consuming and cumbersome. Physicists and biomedical researchers used torches, vacuum lines, special...
For article Carbon dating impacts non-proliferation, drug research and climate change

Carbon dating impacts non-proliferation, drug research and climate change

July 23, 2013 -  
Research conducted at the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (CAMS) spans the universe, the depths of time and everything in between. Although not all elements and isotopes are able to be utilized by AMS, CAMS' researchers make the most of what nuclear physics has given them. Here is a...
For article Lawrence Livermore celebrates 25 years of carbon dating

Lawrence Livermore celebrates 25 years of carbon dating

July 23, 2013 -  
From developing the first accelerator mass spectrometer for use in the biology field to tracking radionuclides from the Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster, the Laboratory's Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (CAMS) has spent 25 years in the spotlight of not only dating ancient artifacts...