prime lab info - 14C, etc. (fwd)

Bonnie Blackwell, x 3332 (bonn@QCVAXA.ACC.QC.EDU)
Tue, 14 Feb 1995 09:28:10 EDT

PRIME Lab is an accelerator mass spectrometry facility for
measuring cosmogenic radionuclides such as 10Be, 14C, 26Al, 36Cl,
41Ca, and 129I. We specialize in determining exposure time of
rocks and soils to cosmic rays. This can be used to date
geomorphic processes and events such as volcanic eruptions,
glacial moraines, meteorite impacts, and rock slides in the time
range one thousand to one million years. We are also developing
a technique for using 36Cl to determine erosion rates using
either depth profiles or mineral separates on surface samples.

Another research activity at PRIME Lab is dating and tracing
groundwater with 36Cl.

Find out more about us from our World Wide Web home page at

Or send me your postal address and I will add you to our newsletter
mailing list and send you more information on our facility.


David Elmore ----------------------- Purdue Rare Isotope Measurement Laboratory
1396 Physics Building __ __ ____ ___
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1396 /__)/__) / / / / /_ / /| /_)
317-494-6516 Fax:317-494-0706 / / \ / / / / /__ /__/-|/_) --------------------

Bonnie Blackwell,
Dept of Geology, (718) 997-3332
Queens College, City University of New York, fax: 997-3349
Flushing, NY 11367-1597