260026 PR Laboratory Nuclear and Isotope Physics - 14C dating with Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (2018S)
for teacher students
10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
Continuous assessment of course work
Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).
- Registration is open from Th 01.02.2018 08:00 to Tu 20.02.2018 23:00
- Deregistration possible until Fr 23.03.2018 23:00
max. 4 participants
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Tuesday 06.03. 12:15 - 13:00 Victor-Franz-Hess-Hörsaal, Währinger Straße 17, Hoftrakt, 1. Stk., 1090 Wien (Kickoff Class)
Aims, contents and method of the course
This lab offers the opportunity to learn the technique and application of Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) by performing a 14C dating experiment at the Vienna Environmental Research Accelerator (VERA). In this way you experience working at a large scientific instrument, which is used for ultrasensitive mass spectrometry.The course consists of intoductory presentations by the students, an intense week of beam time at the accelerator, data evaluation, summary talks, preparation of a protocol, an a protocol discussion. The scheduling is fixed in the opening meeting.
Assessment and permitted materials
Course with immanent character
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
The participants will gain experience with a large scientific instrument through the performance of an AMS radiocarbon age determination. Further by the selection of this specific AMS application, the students will learn the basic principles of the 14C dating method as well. Students also learn to evaluate, to interpret and to present scientific data.
Practical training, literature search, presentation.
Eine Auswahl an geeigneter Literatur ist vor Beginn der praktischen Arbeiten im Sekretariat von VERA als Kopie erhältlich.
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