Above Left: Wallack 1220 Quantulus™ Ultra Low Level Liquid Scintillation spectrometer.
Above Right: Packard 2000CA/LL TRI-CARB® Liquid Scintillation Analyzer.
The material is pretreated to remove contaminants, processed and the results calibrated using the Calib 4.1 program supplied by the University of Washington, Seattle.
The following file includes the record of all radiocarbon dates that have been processed at Brock University since the lab began operation in 1971.
Once the organism dies, however, it ceases to absorb carbon-14, so that the amount of the radiocarbon in its tissues steadily decreases.
Carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 ± 40 years— during the succeeding 5,730 years.
We are grateful to Howie for his many years of devoted service.
The Radiocarbon Dating lab closed in August 2010 with the retirement of Howard Melville.
The AMS Laboratory was founded in 1981 by Professors Douglas J. Damon (Geosciences) with support from the National Science Foundation.
It is dedicated to the advancement of fundamental research, education, methods development and service.
For all LS measurements we use LS spectrometer Quantulus 1220 more about your interest and requirements. Information on radiocarbon dating sample's submitted sizes required, you could find below.
We would like to discuss a radiocarbon(C14) concerned projects and other radioisotope researches especially from early stage of planning at Kyiv C14 lab. Please inform us about your planes for carbon dating in our laboratory prior to sample submission.