The company has been the world leader in radiocarbon dating services since 1979.
Each analysis is provided with consistent accuracy and attentiveness to clients’ needs and concerns.
Beta Analytic currently owns multiple accelerator mass spectrometers, each capable of 25 to 30 sample analyses per day.
If the measurement is not made, one is assumed in the age calculation.
For identified materials, this estimate can be very close to the measured value. yucca), which could result in a 250-year error in accuracy without the measurement.
Examples of material that we date are wood, charcoal, peat, macrofossils, bone and marine shells.
The analyses are based on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS).
The company also measures the radiocarbon content of biobased products, biofuels, and gas combustion emissions according to the ASTM D6866, EN 15440, CEN/TS 16137, and CEN 16640 standards. They formed Beta Analytic as a dedicated professional radiocarbon dating lab able to routinely provide accurate radiocarbon dates within a timely manner. Hood joined Beta Analytic as a geochronologist in 1980.