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Beta Analytic Promotes Groundwater Dating Services at SWIM 2012

Published on June 16, 2012

ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited laboratory Beta Analytic will be joining the 22nd Salt Water Intrusion Meeting (SWIM), an informal forum for scientists, engineers, water resource managers and planners, and researchers focused on saline groundwater issues. Operations Manager for Latin America/Iberian Peninsula Martin Tesini will take charge of the lab's tabletop display during the event. SWIM 2012 will be held in Armação dos Búzios in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from June 17-22, 2012. Read More

Chikyu Kagaku Kenkyusho Exhibits at Japan Geoscience Union Meeting

Published on May 15, 2012

Chikyu Kagaku Kenkyusho Corp. will be exhibiting at the Japan Geoscience Union Meeting (JpGU 2012) slated for May 20 to May 25, 2012, in Chiba City. Mr. Sumihisa Matsuyama of Chikyu Kagaku Kenkyusho and Beta Analytic Director Thierry Tamers will be participating at the event. Chikyu Kagaku Kenkyusho is Beta Analytic's representative affiliate based in Nagoya, Japan. Read More

Beta Analytic Q&A: Is it possible to date charred material isolated from metal slags?

Published on May 2, 2012

Charred material from a metallic slag can be dated, but it is generally problematic on several fronts. The separation of the charred material from the slag requires the use of very concentrated acids. The concentrated acid has a tendency to dissolve the charred material into very fine "soot-sized" particles, which are rarely able to withstand the normal types of pretreatments (acid and alkali) necessary to ensure an accurate result. Read More

Beta Analytic Highlights Faster AMS Dating Services at the EGU General Assembly 2012

Published on April 21, 2012

Days after exhibiting at the Institute for Archaeologists' annual conference in the UK, Beta Analytic continues its promotional efforts in Europe by joining the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2012 to be held in Vienna, Austria. The event will take place at the Austria Center Vienna from April 22 to April 27, 2012. Beta Analytic's exhibit can be found at Booth 29 with Operations Manager Florencia Goren taking charge of all inquiries. Read More

Beta Analytic Q&A: How to prevent contamination of core samples stored for future radiocarbon dating?

Published on April 19, 2012

There can be problems encountered when dating cores (organic sediment fraction) that have been stored for long periods of time depending on the storage conditions. When cores are stored damp, contaminants like mold, mildew and other fungus can thrive and grow in the cores thereby introducing new carbon. Sometimes these mold, mildew and fungus get there carbon solely from: Read More