Benzene Synthesis and Carbon-14 Laboratory

Volcan Tuzgle, Puna Plateau, Argentina

Facility for carbon-14 dating by liquid scintillation counting. CO2 gas is released from the sample by combustion (organics) or acidification (carbonates), converted to benzene through intermediary reactions and purification steps for beta-counting on a brand new Backard TRI-CARB 1050 TR/LL liquid scintillation analyzer.


For information concerning the latest status of the carbon-14 dating procedure, contact:

Dr. Larry Benninger
Department of Geological Sciences
323 Mitchell Hall, CB#3315
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3315
email: lbenning at email dot
telephone: (919) 962-0699
(919) 966-4519