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Upcoming Events

23rd Radiocarbon Conference

Ionplus will attend the 23rd International Radiocarbon Conference in Trondheim, Norway, June 17 - 22, 2018.

Ionplus User Workshop

Ionplus is organizing a user workshop at the 23rd Radiocarbon Conference, June 17, 2018.


Join our user workshop for Ionplus customers and everyone interested. Share your insights, exchange with other MICADAS, AGE and GIS users and learn about news at Ionplus. The format will consist of short user presentations of 5-10 minutes. Presentations will be grouped by common topics and will be followed by a plenum discussion. Register for the conference here.

Past Events


Ionplus attended  the 7th East Asia AMS Symposium in Guilin, China, November 20 - 25, 2017.

AMS 14 Conference

Ionplus attended the 14th International AMS Conference in Ottawa, Canada, August 14 - 18, 2017.

New Production Site

Ionplus has set up a brand new production site in Zurich. Pictures are online now.

JAMS 18 Conference

Ionplus attended the 18th Japanese AMS Conference (JAMS 18) in Tokyo, Japan, March 4 - 5, 2016.

6th EA - AMS Conference

Ionplus attended the 6th East Asian AMS conference in Taipei, Taiwan,

October 5 - 8, 2015.

AMS-13 Conference

Ionplus attended the 13th International Conference on Acceleraotr Mass Spectrometry in Aix-en-Provence, France,

August 24 - 29, 2014.

AGE 3 - Automated Graphitization System

The third generation of the Automated Graphitization Equipment (AGE 3) is the first commercially available compact graphitization system in the world. AGE 3 combines sample combustion and graphite production for AMSin a fast and efficient way.

Organic sample materials are combusted with an elemental analyzer (EA), carbonates are hydrolyzed and sampled with the fully automated Carbonate Handling System (CHS). AGE 3 systems run completely unattended and deliver excellent repeatability due to the high degree of automation.

AGE 3 Graphitization System
AGE 3 Graphitization System

Key Features


  • Sample combustion and graphitization combined in one compact system
  • Fully automated — no user input required after loading samples
  • User-friendly software
  • No liquid nitrogen required
  • Fast graphitization reaction
  • High throughput — 21 samples per day
  • Pressure and temperature histories for all samples are logged




  • Required carbon content for regular samples: 1 – 2 mg C
  • Required carbon content for small samples: >0.2 mg C
  • Samples of up to 200 mg containing >3% carbon can be processed
  • Produced graphite: 0.2 - 1.0 mg C on 3 – 5 mg Fe
  • Processing blank: <0.004 F14C (>45’000 years BP, radiocarbon years)
  • Cross-contamination: <1‰