14C Analysis at the LARA laboratory

Diagram of the Micadas device

The Laboratory for the Analysis of Radiocarbon with AMS (LARA) has placed the University of Bern at the forefront of 14C analysis technology for dating samples. The new MICADAS (MIni CArbon DAting System) device can deal with extremely small samples. LARA was established at the initiative of the Oeschger Centre but does not exclusively work for OCCR research groups its services are open to all interested users, whether involved in research or administration or from the private sector.