is the science of determining the age of rocks, fossils, and sediments using signatures inherent in the rocks themselves.
Absolute geochronology can be accomplished through radioactive isotopes, whereas relative geochronology...
Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled
Plasma mass Spectrometer (LA-ICPMS)
MC-ICPMS is an instrument that measures isotopic ratios that are used in geochemistry, geochronology, and cosmochemistry. A MC-ICPMS is a hybrid mass spectrometer that combines the
advantages of superior ionization of an inductively coupled plasma source and the precise measurements of a magnetic sector multicollector mass spectrometer
Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer
Isotope Ratio Mass SpectrometryÂ (IRMS) is a specialized technique used to provide information about the geographic, chemical, and biological origins of substances.
The ability to determine the source of an organic substance stems from the relativeÂ isotopicÂ abundances of the elements which comprise the material
Optically Stimulated Luminescence Dating (OSL)
Optically stimulated luminescenceÂ (OSL) is a method for measuring doses fromÂ ionizing radiation. It is used in at least two applications:
Luminescence datingÂ of ancient materialse latter caseÂ thermoluminescence datingÂ is used more often and radiationÂ dosimetry which is
the measurement of accumulated radiation dose in the tissues of health care, nuclear, research and other workers, as well as in building
materials in regions of nuclear disaster
Radiocarbon datingÂ (also referred to asÂ carbon datingÂ orÂ carbon-14Â dating) is a method for determining the age of an object containing organic material by using the
properties ofÂ radiocarbonÂ (14. C), a radioactive isotope ofÂ carbon.