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8953 Dietikon

Switzerland

 

Tel    +41 43 322 31 60

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Mail   info@ionplus.ch

Upcoming Events

23rd Radiocarbon

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

Past Events

EA-AMS 7

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.

Principle of AGE

The samples are combusted in the EA and the produced CO2 is adsorbed in a column filled with zeolite material. Later the CO2 is thermally released from the zeolite trap and transferred to the reactor by gas expansion. Hydrogen is finally added to reduce the CO2 in the reactor at a temperature of 580°C in presence of an iron catalyst.


The entire system with valves, ovens, temperature and pressure sensors is computer controlled. A program runs through all consecutive steps when processing a sample: catalyst preconditioning, sample combustion in the EA and CO2 trapping, thermal CO2 release from the trap into the reactor, and finally the graphitization reaction itself.

Detailed steps of graphitisation procedure
Detailed steps of graphitisation procedure