Prices and Analytical Methods

Isotope Method used Sample size requirement Price
210Pb Alpha spectrometer ~10 g of dry sediment in 8-sample batches $570 each* + $230 set up fee
10Be, 9Be, 7Be AMS , ICP-OES, gamma spectrometry Contact us

226Ra, 228Ra, 228Th &

210Pb (210Po)

Gamma & alpha spectrometry Contact us

New compact mass spectrometer at the Rafter Laboratory facility.

*This price is for the alpha spectrometry method, which we find is much more efficient than gamma spectrometry and the background noise is virtually zero. The end result is a 210Pb profile, with relatively small error bars, from which reliable sedimentation rates can be estimated. In favourable cases we can use gamma spectrometry should accuracy be less important.

Please contact us for pricing.

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