2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends of NOSAMS,

I am writing to give you a brief NOSAMS news update.  First, we have not raised rates for 2017, which means that sample fees have remained constant for the past four years.  We are presently returning results in less than one month, so this is an excellent time to submit your 14C samples.  One important change to our fee structure is that we are now able to offer the lower (NSF subsidized) rates to both U.S. Federally-funded and U.S. Academic Research, i.e., to include University-funded research programs such as start-ups and student/seed projects.  The NOSAMS’ website has information on services, fees, submission and processing of samples (http://www.whoi.edu/nosams).  The attached one-page brochure provides details as well.  Please let us know if you have any suggestions regarding the services we provide, or anything that will improve NOSAMS’ service to the community.

During the summer of 2016, we installed a 134 sample gas-hybrid ion-source on the tandetron AMS system, which provides greater capacity and capability.

NOSAMS will once again offer two graduate student internships this year. So if you know of a worthy graduate student project be sure to point them to NOSAMS; the deadline for applications is June 1, 2017.  An internship can include free 14C analyses and an opportunity to visit NOSAMS and learn about radiocarbon AMS first-hand. 

Karl von Reden, Associate Director and Staff Physicist, formally retired July, 2016, after more than 27 years of service! We are grateful for all that he has done, and also that we still see him on a regular basis. 

We note with great sorrow the passing of our dear friend, colleague, and Director Emeritus, John Hayes on February 3, 2017. He will be sorely missed; a link to the full obituary can be found at http://www.whoi.edu/obit/john-hayes.

We look forward to working with you and welcome the opportunity to help with your radiocarbon needs.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me or anyone else here at NOSAMS.

Best regards,

Mark Kurz for NOSAMS

mkurz@whoi.edu

Last updated: May 2, 2017