All14C accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) systems exhibit backgrounds mainly from sample contamination and target preparation. The imperfections in the associated mass spectrometric systems are at present lower and near14C/C ∼10-16. In view of the increased interest in much lower mass spectrometric background, <10-18, for the measurement of natural hydrocarbons, a short review of the existing14C systems based upon the Tandetron accelerator will be presented. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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