LLNL/UC AMS facility and research program

J. C. Davis, I. D. Proctor, J. R. Southon, M. W. Caffee, D. W. Heikkinen, M. L. Roberts, T. L. Moore, Ken W Turteltaub, D. E. Nelson, D. H. Loyd, J. S. Vogel

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The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the University of California (UC) now have in operation a large AMS spectrometer built as part of a new multiuser laboratory centered on an FN tandem. AMS measurements are expected to use half of the beam time of the accelerator. LLNL use of AMS is in research on consequences of energy usage. Examples include global warming, geophysical site characterization, radiation biology and dosimetry, and study of mutagenic and carcinogenic processes. UC research activities are in clinical applications, archaeology and anthropology, oceanography, and geophysical and geochemical research. Access is also possible for researchers outside the UC system. The technological focus of the laboratory is on achieving high rates of sample throughput, unattended operation, and advances in sample preparation methods. Because of the expected growth in the research programs and the other obligations of the present accelerator, we are designing a follow-on dedicated facility for only AMS and microprobe analysis that will contain at least two accelerators with multiple spectrometers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-272
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Dec 2 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Instrumentation
  • Surfaces and Interfaces


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