Bristol Radiocarbon Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility (BRAMS)

BRAMS is a new state-of-the-art radiocarbon dating facility at the University of Bristol. Jointly based in the Schools of Chemistry and Arts, BRAMS provides a radiocarbon dating service to both University of Bristol researchers and to external academic and commercial users.

We are home to one of a new generation of ultra-compact AMS instruments, a MICADAS accelerator mass spectrometer, designed and built at ETH, Zurich. The MICADAS is a high-precision, high throughput instrument and is capable of determining radiocarbon dates on both traditional graphite targets and CO2 (via a gas interface system). This capability allows radiocarbon dates to be measured on much smaller samples than would be the case with graphite, opening the door for many new exciting applications.‌

The Bristol MICADAS


A new cutting edge research facility for radiocarbon dating.

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