Accelerator Mass Spectrometry

A. J.T. Jull, G. S. Burr

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Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) is a method of analysis incorporating particle accelerator technology into a mass spectrometer. The field was developed in 1977 as an analytical tool first for the measurement of radiocarbon and it was quickly extended to other radionuclides. It is now the most widely used technique for measurement of the low levels of trace radionuclides, with more than 80 active AMS laboratories worldwide. These measurements of radionuclides are widely applied to geology, archeology, hydrology, oceanography, and planetary sciences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnalytical Geochemistry/Inorganic INSTR. Analysis
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780080983004
StatePublished - Nov 2013


  • Accelerator mass spectrometry
  • Radiocarbon measurement
  • Radionuclides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Environmental Science


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