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dc.contributor.authorYang, B-
dc.contributor.authorSmith, AM-
dc.identifier.citationYang, B., & Smith, A. M. (2015). Conventionally-heated miniaturised furnace for graphitisation of microgram-sized carbon samples. Radiocarbon 59(Special Issue 3) (Proceedings of the 22nd International Radiocarbon Conference, Dakar, Senegal, 16th – 20th November, 2015), 859-873. doi:10.1017/RDC.2016.89en_AU
dc.description.abstractA new type of miniaturized, externally heated graphitization reaction furnace, the microconventional furnace (MCF), was constructed following our development of the laser heated furnace (LHF). The MCF is comprised of a gas reactor, a cold finger cooling system, and a compact resistive heater, which can raise the temperature of the hot finger to 850°C. The gas reactor is provided with three integrated valves to connect with the hydrogen/vacuum manifold, to isolate the reactor, and to connect with sample vessels. We made two types of MCF: the type 1 furnace (volume of 0.9 mL), with an integral stainless steel cold finger, and the type 2 furnace (volume from 1.3 to 10 mL), with a changeable glass cold finger. The MCF is designed for above atmospheric pressure (up to 2500 mbar) operation to decrease the overall graphitization time and improve the carbon yield. The MCF provides an effective solution for producing graphite from carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) sample gas from 5 to 2000 µg of carbon with only 0.083 μg of 100 pMC extraneous carbon added. Cross-contamination tests show that the MCFs have no memory effect from previous samples. © 2016 by the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizonaen_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizonaen_AU
dc.subjectStainless steelsen_AU
dc.titleConventionally-heated miniaturised furnace for graphitisation of microgram-sized carbon samplesen_AU
dc.typeConference Presentationen_AU
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