The ANTARES AMS facility at ANSTO

This paper presents an overview of ANTARES operations, describing (1) technical upgrades that now allow routine 0.3–0.4% 14C precision for 1 mg carbon samples and 1% precision for 100 micrograms, (2) proficiency at 236U measurements in environmental samples, (3) new developments in AMS of platinum group elements and (4), some major application projects undertaken over the period of the past three years. Importantly, the facility is poised to enter into a new phase of expansion with the recent delivery of a 2 MV 14C tandem accelerator system from High Voltage Engineering (HVE) and a stable isotope ratio mass spectrometer from Micromass Inc. for combustion of organic samples and isotopic analysis. © 2004 Elsevier B.V.
Radioisotopes, Accelerators, Mass spectroscopy, Carbon 14, Stable isotopes, Measuring instruments, ANSTO, ANTARES Tandem Accelerator
Fink, D., Hotchkis, M., Hua, Q., Jacobsen, G., Smith, A. M., Zoppi, U., Child, D., Mifsud, C., van der Gaast, H., Williams, A., & Williams, M. (2004). The ANTARES AMS facility at ANSTO. Paper presented to the Ninth International Conference on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS-9), 9-13 September 2002, Nagoya, Japan. In Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 223–224, 109-115, doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2004.04.025