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Sample Types

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If you are interested in analyzing a sample type not listed here please contact NOSAMS.

Sample Type Submission Information Process Fee Type
Organic Carbon      
Aerosols Details Organic Combustion Contact staff
Black Carbon Details Organic Combustion Contact staff
Bone Collagen Details Organic Combustion Organic Carbon
Charcoal Details Organic Combustion Organic Carbon
Compound-specific Details Organic Combustion Organic Carbon
Dissolved Organic Carbon DOC Details Organic UV Oxidation Organic Carbon
Plant/wood Details Organic Combustion Organic Carbon
Sediment (total organic) Details Organic Combustion Organic Carbon
Inorganic Carbon      
Coral Details Hydrolysis Carbonate Minerals
Foraminifera Details Hydrolysis Carbonate Minerals
Dissolved Inorganic Carbon (DIC) Details Water Strip DIC Water
  - Groundwater DIC Details Water Strip DIC Water
  - Lake or Pond DIC Details Water Strip DIC Water
  - Pore Water DIC Details Water Strip DIC Water
  - Seawater DIC Details Water Strip DIC Water
Mollusc Details Hydrolysis Carbonate Minerals
Mortar   Hydrolysis Contact staff
Sediments (carbonates) Details Hydrolysis Carbonate Minerals
Other      
CO2 Gas Details Gas Sample CO2 Gas
Graphite Details Target Press Graphite
Contamination check/swipes Details Sealed-tube swipe
Consultative services      
Compound-specific techniques   Contact staff
Complex chemical separation and purification Contact staff
Contamination avoidance   Contact staff


Note regarding small sample analysis: Under present procedures, samples less than 9 µmol and as small as 2 µmol are processed automatically using small-sample techniques. Largely because special standards are required, an additional fee applies to samples in this size range. We encourage you to contact Dr. Ann P. McNichol to discuss your research goals prior to submission of samples in this category. See submission details in the table above for more size-specific information.

For more background information on small sample techniques at NOSAMS see Pearson et al, 1998. Microscale AMS 14C measurements at NOSAMS (pdf): (Proceedings of the 16th International Radiocarbon Conference, 1997), Radiocarbon, 40:61-75.



Last updated: May 23, 2013
 


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