Accelerator Mass Spectrometer

Description: The Radiocarbon Laboratory is equipped with a National Electronics Corporation compact spectrometer with a 0.5MV accelerator (NEC 1.5SDH-1) installed in April 2016.  The primary modifications impacting analytical measurement error are the use of a spherical ionizer ion source operating at high cathode voltage (7V) to generate intense C- beams, plus injection beam line changes for better ion-optical matching to the accelerator.

General Electric Micro-Nano CT System

The GE v|tome|x system is a dual-tube system equipped with a 300kV unipolar microfocus X-ray tube, a 180kV nanofocus X-ray tube with transmission target assembly, and a GE DXR250 high-contrast digital flat panel detector. The high-energy xs|300 d unipolar 300kV, 500W X-ray tube uses a tungsten reflection target system. This X-ray tube allows CT imaging of a range of object sizes and densities at high-resolution with a maximum feature detectability of 1 mm.