7Be and 10Be concentrations in recent firn and ice at Law Dome, Antarctica

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Over the past three years, the Australian National Tandem for Applied Research (ANTARES) AMS facility at ANSTO has been expanding its sample preparation and measurement capability, particularly for 10Be, 26Al and 36Cl. During this time, ANSTO has continued its collaboration with the AAD and CSIRO Atmospheric Research on the measurement of cosmogenic isotopes from Law Dome, Antarctica. This research program has been supported by the construction of a dedicated geochemistry laboratory for the processing of ice and rock samples for the preparation of AMS targets. Here we present our first results for 10Be concentrations measured in ice cores from three sites at Law Dome and describe the sample processing protocol and aspects of the AMS measurement procedure. These sites are characterised by an eightfold difference in accumulation rate with a common precipitation source. In combination with an established ice chronology, this has enabled some preliminary findings concerning the relationship between the snow accumulation rate and the measured 10Be concentration for Law Dome during recent times. Additionally, we present 7Be and 10Be/7Be measurements made for a few surface snow samples from Law Dome and Australia. © 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.
ANSTO, Antarctica, Ice, Snow, Isotopes, Measuring instruments
Smith, A. M., Fink, D., Child, D., Levchenko, V. A., Morgan, V. I., Curran, M., Etheridge, D. M., & Elliott, G. (2000). 7Be and 10Be concentrations in recent firn and ice at Law Dome, Antarctica. Presented at 8th International Conference on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS-8), 6-10 September 1999, Vienna, Austria. In Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 172(1–4), 847-855. doi:10.1016/S0168-583X(00)00281-0