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A new-generation gas-source radiocarbon system for integrated environmental and archaeological research [ 2005-01-01 - 2005-12-31 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LE0560895]

Researchers: A/Prof Ian Cartwright (Chief Investigator) Dr Judith Field (Chief Investigator) Dr Damian Gore (Chief Investigator) Dr Andrew Herczeg (Chief Investigator) Dr Christian Turney (Chief Investigator)

Brief description A new-generation gas-source radiocarbon system for integrated environmental and archaeological research. An ultra-sensitive radiocarbon analysis system, proposed here, is central to new, multi-institution research into past fluctuations of Australia's climate, natural resources and ecosystems. Focussed on the 40,000 years of human presence, the research is an integrated approach to changes of earth systems in the Australian region.The equipment is a single-stage accelerator mass spectrometer (SSAMS) with an innovative gas-fed ion source and automated gas-handling system, with simpler processing and smaller samples than present AMS facilities. Future developments include automated multi-sample handling and coupling to microprobe and chromatographic analysers for microscale radiocarbon analysis of complex substances.

Funding Amount $854,354

Funding Scheme Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

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Dr Leslie Fifield

orcid : 0000-0003-2866-4944

Prof John Chappell

local : prof_john_chappell

Prof Patrick De Deckker

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Dr Tamie Weaver

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Prof David Bowman

orcid : 0000-0001-8075-124X

Prof Arnold Kershaw

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Dr Richard Bush

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Dr Paul Hesse

orcid : 0000-0001-8709-2523

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