Welcome to the homepage of Radio analytical lab (laboratory) of the Institute of Hygiene and Medical Ecology located at Kyiv, Ukraine.
We offer conventional radiocarbon dating (analysis) services operating by benzene synthesis and liquid scintillation
counting based on Quantulus LSC. Conventional Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory is fully equiped Carbon-14 lab.
rapid turnaround, and
includes all steps: sample pretreatment, benzene synthesis, counting, LS vial selection.
C dating (Carbon-14) is performed in our laboratory using modern conventional (LSC based) method
since 1993. For all LS measurements we use LS spectrometer Quantulus 1220TM
, produced by PerkinElmer (formerly Wallac Oy).
Teflon vials shaped 7 ml, 3 ml, 0,8 ml allow optimize LS counting
performance for benzene sample of different mass.
We have performed hundreds of carbon-14 analyses
for our researches and some for commercial purposes.
Let us know more about your interest and requirements.
We would like to discuss a radiocarbon concerned projects and other radioisotope
researches especially from early stage of planning at Kyiv C14 lab. Please send your
inquiry or any ideas to Dr. Michael Buzinny.
Information on Carbon-14 dating sample's submitted sizes required, you could find
Learn: C-14 laboratory prices
correspond to required
time and precision, what kind of Carbon-14 dating sample is dated,
corresponds to sample's size.
Ask about multi-sample discounts offered for sample set submitted for Radiocarbon Dating
and please send your inquiry to Dr. Michael Buzinny.
C14 Dating. Sample Requirements.
How much material do I need and what kind of material is used on?
Radioactive carbon (Carbon-14) dating required sample size.
|| 50 g
|| 150 g
||> 700 g
Humus & Soil
All of the above are Minimum Dry weights required. Other carbon materials can be considered for
14C analyses after consultation with Dr. Michael G. Buzinny.
Please inform us about your planes for carbon dating in our laboratory prior to sample submission.
We have some additional advices for Carbon-14 sample set submission and try to produce services in short
period for your convenience.
Any sample, to be analyzed, should be clean, dry, bagged, and labeled
Sample submission form & details for C14 dating
, should be filled
out printed, and posted with the sample(s).
We are pleased to any your direct contact related to C14 dating.
It allows maximize the effectiveness of carbon analyses and discussing sampling strategies and/or interpretation of any results.
supposed to be recommended for analysis.
Multi-sample discount is offered for purchase dating of sample batches submitted for conventional Carbon-14
C ) dating. Please send your inquiry to:
Dr. Michael Buzinny.
C-14 laboratory price:
Radiocarbon testing, pricing and cost.
C14 analysis rates. How expensive is carbon-14 dating?
|Cost per sample (Euro) |
Radiocarbon dating of Wood & Charcoal
Carbon-14 dating of Peat
14C Dating of Bone
Radiocarbon dating of Humus & soil
Carbon-14 dating of Shell
14C Dating of Pottery
(If sufficient Carbon mass)
High Precision - base price should be multiplied to 1.5.
Small Sample - base price should be multiplied to 1.5.
Pottery, Ceramics & Radiocarbon Dating
Modern developments for carbon dating are now good tested for pottery and
ceramic samples. Carbon residues, sufficient amount of datable carbon
in sample was added to ceramic and pottery while production or by daily use - food preparation,
etc.) allow application of such materials for 14C dating i.e. by application of direct pyrolysis procedures
for benzene preparation for conventional analyses based on LSC.
PLEASE ask delivery address and more details BEFORE SENDING of your sample set.
Any sample passing through Customs should be clearly
labeled: "SCIENTIFIC SAMPLE(S) - NO COMMERCIAL VALUE".
Do not claim a total value of more than US$10.
Conventional mail is recommended.