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267128 PR Laboratory Nuclear and Isotope Physics - 14C dating with Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (2021S)

for teacher students

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
Continuous assessment of course work
ON-SITE

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 4 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Preliminary meeting online! Tuesday 09.03.2021, 12:00 via ZOOM
(see further information on Moodle)
The practical work is scheduled in a block by arrangement.
Hybrid teaching as far as possible.

Tuesday 09.03. 12:00 - 13:00 Victor-Franz-Hess-Hörsaal, Währinger Straße 17, Hoftrakt, 1. Stk., 1090 Wien (Kickoff Class)

Information

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.

Examination topics

Practical training, literature search, presentation.

Reading list

A selection of suitable literature is available on Moodle before starting the practical work.

Association in the course directory

UF MA PHYS 01a, UF MA PHYS 01b

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