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Mass spectrometry

Mass spectrometry

March 8, 2010

Brett Walker, a former Summer Student Fellow, working in the National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility (NOSAMS) in 2004. Accelerator mass spectrometry is a method of radiocarbon analysis where atoms of Carbon 14 contained in a sample are counted. Applications include dating of sedimentary deposits and detailed studies of circulation and carbon cycling in the modern ocean.

(Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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