XXXVII, No. 4, Pp. 259-339
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Authors: Mostafa A. Sadek, Raafat A. Rayan, and Waleed F. Khalil
This work presents a development of a new radiocarbon dating system based on CO2 and liquid scintillation counting. The system is flexible enough to be applied in different fields such as radiocarbon dating (up to about 32 000 years span), environmental radioactive monitoring, and determining the fraction of biological carbon in environmentally-ecologically safe biodegradable and bio-synthetic products, and help accreditation to customaries. The implemented system is developed following the standard method (ASTM D6866-06). It has been calibrated tested and verified for CO2 production, absorption, and counting (using appropriate reference materials for the present-day, fossil, and in between ages). These results are optimistic that the developed system can contribute to the accreditation of ongoing and upcoming environment- friendly productions.
Key words: radiocarbon, CO2 absorption, liquid scintillation counter, biobased carbon fraction, dating
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