Dating analysis


23-Jul-2015 15:03

The Water Dating Lab at GNS has 55 years of experience in high-sensitivity tritium analysis.

Our innovative, cutting edge techniques give by a large margin the highest accuracy and precision in tritium analysis [1].

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View the full list Radiocarbon dating has transformed our understanding of the past 50,000 years.

Radiocarbon dating works by comparing the three different isotopes of carbon.

Our tracer data are used to understand and manage groundwater resources, and to understand how groundwater dynamics change over time.

We welcome collaborative research and the opportunity to contribute or assist in research design.

Radioactive decay can be used as a “clock” because it is unaffected by physical (e.g. For instance, the amount varies according to how many cosmic rays reach Earth.

Isotopes of a particular element have the same number of protons in their nucleus, but different numbers of neutrons.This means that although they are very similar chemically, they have different masses.