Very small samples (less than 300 mg) are analyzed by accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS).
We have subcontractor agreements with several AMS facilities around the world.
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Radiocarbon dating is the principal method for determining the age of carbon-bearing materials from the present to about 50,000 years ago.
The method takes advantage of the natural occurrence of a radioactive isotope of carbon (C in samples of ancient carbon compounds and comparing this with the amount in modern materials, it is possible to determine the time of cessation of carbon exchange with the atmosphere.
Please feel free to contact our lab staff to discuss the specific details of your samples.
Normal handling will not contaminate most sample types, however, samples should be protected from sources of extraneous carbon.
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An extra charge may be made for samples requiring special or difficult processing methods, following consultation with the submitter.