Radiocarbon dating

Radiocarbon dating research has been part of the University of Arizona since 1954. The AMS Laboratory was founded in 1981 by Professors Douglas J. Donahue (Physics) and Paul E. Damon (Geosciences) with support from the National Science Foundation. It is dedicated to the advancement of fundamental research, education, methods development and service.

The University of Arizona Accelerator Mass Spectrometer (AMS) is currently offline, but we are accepting samples for pretreatment at our AMS preparation lab and with our partners we offer high precision AMS radiocarbon dates. Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation (Award ID 2213949) a new AMS (MICADAS) facility, based within the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona, will be available for service in Fall 2024.

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