This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Radiocarbon AMS detector

Radiocarbon AMS detector

C029/0685

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

JAMES KING-HOLMES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JAMES KING-HOLMES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

The final-stage detector of the accelerator mass spectrometer (AMS) in the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, for dating samples of organic material. From the stream of carbon ions generated by the sample, only the carbon-14 are allowed to reach this detector and comparison with the quantity of more stable carbon-12 and carbon 13 atoms gives a basis for calculating the age of the original sample.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}