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260045 PR Laboratory Nuclear and Isotope Physics (2008W)

Isotope detection and application

10.00 ECTS (8.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
Continuous assessment of course work

Vorbesprechung: Di 14.10.2008 12:00, VERA-SR Isotopenforschung, Währinger Straße 17, Hoftrakt, 1. Stk., 1090 Wien
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Language: German



Currently no class schedule is known.


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 C-14 dating measurement 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.

Assessment and permitted materials

Lehrveranstaltung mit immanentem Prüfungscharakter

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The participants gain experience with a large scientific instrument through by performing an AMS radiocarbon age determination. Further, the students learn the principles of the C-14 dating method. Students also learn to evaluate, to interpret and to present scientific data.

Examination topics

Practical training, literature search, presentation.

Reading list

Eine Auswahl an Literatur ist vor Beginn der praktischen Arbeiten in Sekretariat von VERA als Kopie erhältlich.

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