Radiocarbon dating has been one of the most significant discoveries in 20th century science.
This section summarizes the use of accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) for radiocarbon dating measurements.
It expands on the principles already laid out in the sections on ‘Principles of Radiocarbon Dating’ and ‘Conventional Radiocarbon Dating.’ The great advantage of AMS is that it allows dating of very small, submilligram (ABSTRACT: There are many applications of 14C dating and other measurements using accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS).
Dr Christine Prior is Team Leader of the Rafter Radiocarbon Laboratory at GNS Science.
In this video, she compares conventional and accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) radiocarbon dating.
Accelerator mass spectrometry is not dependent upon the radioactive decay.