From the onset of July 2013 on, extended Poznań Radiocarbon Laboratory
operates in a new location. Decision on the extension was induced by getting by the Adam Mickiewicz Uniwersity
of grant to purchase a new AMS 14C spectrometer
. In this issue Foundation of the A. Mickiewicz University
decided to construct a new building, allowing for installation of the
new spectrometer and for extenstion of the Poznań Radiocarbon
Laboratory. The new home is situated next to the building, where our lab
has operated for 11 years.
In the new home, Radiocarbon Laboratory is equipped with lines for
parallel preparation of 30 samples (in the former home, there were 20
The new hall with vacuum lines...
...is directly adjacent to the spektrometer's room...
... and next we have a large room for chemical preparaiton of samples.
Ultimately, our lab will posses lines for parallel preparation of 40 samples.
This will allow us to increase our throughput and in future, should distinctly shorten our turnover time.
Moving the Laboratory to the new home
Decision on situating new home of the Laboratory, was reached by the
Foundation at the end of 2011. The new, 3-floor building (E) of the
Poznań Park of Science and Technology has been constructed in a very
short period of 8 months, between March and November 2012.
The photographs below show the building "E" in March, April, June and September 2012.
Rooms of the new home, on the first floor of building E", were put into operation at the end of 2012. A part of the main hall
, with a specially concreted floor, has been devoted to space for the new 14C spectrometer
, and after its installation, was encased with a glass wall.
Before moving the equipment from the old home, in the new hall we launched new lines for preparation of 10 samples.
Next, we were gradually moving the old vacuum lines from the old building, and installing them in the new home.