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Accelerator Mass Spectrometry: Ultrasensitive Analysis for Global Science

By: C Tuniz, JR Bird, D Fink and GF Herzog

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #85064 | ISBN: 0849345383
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This extensive undertaking, Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, conducts an elaborate and comprehensive summary of one of the foremost catalysts of progress in scientific research. Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS), an innovative analytical technique, measures rare atoms at unprecedented levels of sensitivity, revolutionizing the science of radiocarbon dating and accessing new natural radioisotopes as environmental tracers and chronometers. This book demonstrates how AMS is applied in the studies of extraterrestrial materials, the earth sciences, the future of the global environment, and the history of mankind.This compendium also highlights the significant impact of AMS on several fields of scientific investigation, spurring remarkable studies in global climate change, ancient artifacts, pollution, nuclear safeguards, geochronology, and materials characterization. The myriad of sample types and variety of applications in this examination include:oMeteorites from MarsoAncient air trapped in Antarctic ice oThe Shroud of TurinoThe dating of human bonesoThe colonization of the Americas and AustraliaoAncient rock artoThe crown of CharlemagneoCancerogenic effects of cooked meatoThe consequences of the Chernobyl accidentoThe role of aluminum in Alzheimer's DiseaseThis unique edition has compiled the diverse set of scientific literature into a single volume, suitable as a text or resource on the major AMS-related outcomes, issues, and methods.


The Technique of Accelerator Mass SpectrometryOverviewPerformance of AMS SystemsExperimental ApparatusSample PreparationProduction and Distribution of RadioisotopesCosmic RaysExtraterrestrial Production RatesTerrestrial Production of RadionuclidesTerrestrial Radioisotope DistributionsApplications of Accelerator Mass SpectrometryExtraterrestrial Applications of Accelerator Mass SpectrometryEnvironmental Science ApplicationsGeoscience ApplicationsArcheologyPhysics and Materials ScienceLife SciencesAppendicesAppendix A1. Ion Source DataAppendix A2. Ion Interactions with MatterAppendix A3. AMS FacilitiesAppendix A4. Data Reduction and Interpretation

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