Kiel radiocarbon dating
Due to the high demand for radiocarbon dates and the layout of the system, the AMS is used exclusively for radiocarbon analysis.
The stable isotopic composition of water samples is analysed to study hydrological cycles and the input of anthropogenic CO2 in the dating. The conventional beta-decay counting Radiocarbon Laboratory was closed in when its head, Dr. Fossil carbonates of biological origin like foraminiferas, bivalves, corals and ostracodes dating dresden investigated to reconstruct past climate, circulation in the ocean or the history of lakes.
In-house research and development have been primarily directed at optimising existing sample preparation procedures, developing new ones, and extending the limits of the method. Due to the fact that during physicochemical processes like evaporation the dating bückeburg of stable isotopes changes, their composition can be used to reconstruct these processes or the environmental conditions in general.
Besides its radiocarbon dating service the Leibniz-Laboratory is actively involved in research projects applying AMS 14C and stable isotope measurements to such diverse problems as reconstructing the timing of past climate change and glacial-interglacial sea level rise, the uptake of anthropogenic CO2 by the oceans and the terrestrial biosphere, and the calibration of 14C dates beyond the calibration dataset.
The AMS Laboratory was founded offenburg dating provide radiometric dating services to the University of Kiel and to customers from all over the world.