Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) has been developed through the past decade into a sensitive tool for the detection of radio-isotopes, primarily for isotope tracing and chronometry in the earth sciences and archaeology. In the past few years, initial experiments have demonstrated the usefulness of this technique for detection of 14C, 26Al, and 41Ca in biomolecular tracing. We review the advantages of using AMS detection of radio-isotopes in biomedical research.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry