Accelerator mass spectrometry – from DNA to astrophysics
VERA Laboratory, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria
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Published online: 19 December 2013
A brief review of accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) is presented. The present work touches on a few technical aspects and recent developments of AMS, and describes two specific applications of AMS, the dating of human DNA with the 14C bomb peak and the search for superheavy elements in nature. Since two extended general reviews on technical developments in AMS  and applications of AMS  will appear in 2013, frequent reference to these reviews is made.
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