Frequently asked questions relating to the Accelerator Laboratory at the A. E. Lalonde AMS Laboratory.

Accelerator Laboratory frequently asked questions

What elements can the AMS analyze?

The AMS is a multi-element 3MV Tandem Accelerator, it can analyze elements from tritium to plutonium on the periodic table.

What elements are you currently running on the AMS?

We are currently equipped to measure Carbon 14, Iodine 129, Uranium 236, Lead 210, Plutonium 239-240, Aluminum 26, Beryllium 10 and Radium 226. If you're curious about a specific elemental analysis please contact us directly.

How much sample material is in each target?

A target can hold between 5-20 mg of samples depending on the density of the sample material.