Accelerator Mass Spectrometry group GAMS
The GAMS group is an accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) group working at the Maier-Leibnitz-Laboratory in Garching, Germany which features a 14 MV MP tandem accelerator. AMS is an accelerator-based technique that can be used to detect radionuclides at trace levels with a sensitivity down to 10-16.
The radioisotopes measured at this facility include 26Al, 36Cl, 41Ca, 53Mn, 59Ni, 60Fe, and others. The applications of AMS with isotopes such as these are numerous and include among others astrophysics, geophysics, extraterrestrial physics and nuclear physics.
The sensitivity of the detection system can be achieved by complete suppression of molecular background in the stripping process in the tandem accelerator.
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