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Radiocarbon dating with the Quantulus in an underground counting laboratory: Performance and background sources

Kalin, R. and Long, A. (1989) Radiocarbon dating with the Quantulus in an underground counting laboratory: Performance and background sources. Radiocarbon, 31 (3). pp. 359-367. ISSN 0033-8222

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Abstract

The University of Arizona Radiocarbon Laboratory purchased a state-of-the-art LKB Quantulus LSC and placed it into a new underground counting chamber. We have investigated the performance of the Quantulus in this setting comparing different vial types, checking background sources and experimenting with sample size.