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Accelerator Mass Spectrometry : Ultrasensitive Analysis for Global Science - Claudio Tuniz

Accelerator Mass Spectrometry

Ultrasensitive Analysis for Global Science

Hardcover Published: 25th March 1998
ISBN: 9780849345388
Number Of Pages: 400

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This extensive undertaking, Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, conducts an elaborate and comprehensive summary of one of the foremost catalysts of progress in scientific research. Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS), an innovative analytical technique, measures rare atoms at unprecedented levels of sensitivity, revolutionizing the science of radiocarbon dating and accessing new natural radioisotopes as environmental tracers and chronometers. This book demonstrates how AMS is applied in the studies of extraterrestrial materials, the earth sciences, the future of the global environment, and the history of mankind.
This compendium also highlights the significant impact of AMS on several fields of scientific investigation, spurring remarkable studies in global climate change, ancient artifacts, pollution, nuclear safeguards, geochronology, and materials characterization. The myriad of sample types and variety of applications in this examination include:
Meteorites from Mars
Ancient air trapped in Antarctic ice
The Shroud of Turin
The dating of human bones
The colonization of the Americas and Australia
Ancient rock art
The crown of Charlemagne
Cancerogenic effects of cooked meat
The consequences of the Chernobyl accident
The role of aluminum in Alzheimer's Disease
This unique edition has compiled the diverse set of scientific literature into a single volume, suitable as a text or resource on the major AMS-related outcomes, issues, and methods.

The technique of accelerator mass spectrometry
Overviewp. 3
Performance of AMS systemsp. 21
Experimental apparatusp. 41
Sample preparationp. 65
Production and distribution of radioisotopes
Cosmic raysp. 91
Extraterrestrial production ratesp. 101
Terrestrial production of radionuclidesp. 121
Terrestrial radioisotope distributionsp. 137
Applications of accelerator mass spectrometry
Extraterrestrial applications of accelerator mass spectrometryp. 155
Environmental science applicationsp. 177
Geoscience applicationsp. 199
Archeologyp. 227
Physics and materials sciencep. 239
Life sciencesp. 263
Ion source datap. 275
Ion interactions with matterp. 279
AMS facilitiesp. 287
Data reduction and interpretationp. 289
Glossaryp. 301
Referencesp. 311
Indexp. 359
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ISBN: 9780849345388
ISBN-10: 0849345383
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 25th March 1998
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 19.05  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.93
Edition Number: 1

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