Radiocarbon dating laboratory Beta Analytic exhibited at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting from the 9th to 13th of December 2019. Celebrating its centennial year, AGU returned to its roots for the 2019 Fall Meeting by holding it in San Francisco, the home of the meeting for more than 40 years.
Florencia Goren, Haley Gershon, Stephany Mason, and Arash Sharifi represented Beta Analytic at the event, which showcased rapid developments in science, new approaches to observing Earth and beyond, the introduction of new data streams, growing demand for accessible science, the expansion of convergent science, and more.
Beta Analytic was available for consultation during the five-day event.
The lab plans to join next year’s meeting also in San Francisco starting on December 7.
Based in Washington, D.C., AGU is a nonprofit scientific association with more than 60,000 members working on various topics covering the earth and space sciences. The AGU publishes scientific journals, sponsors meetings, and supports education programs, among others, in an effort to disseminate knowledge on the geophysical sciences.
Using Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) technology, Beta Analytic provides accurate and precise carbon dating with a standard turnaround time of 14 business days. The lab also offers faster services — priority (results reported in 6 business days or less) and time-guide (results are reported in 2-3 business days). The time-guide service is applicable to most materials except bones.
Aside from carbon-14 dating, the lab also provides stable isotope analysis of various materials including carbonates, non-cremated bones and water. For materials that do not need pretreatment, results are reported in 7 business days. For materials that need pretreatment like bones, the standard turnaround time is 14 business days.