University of Vermont

NSF/UVM Community Cosmogenic Facility (CCF)

Cronus Standards

We are working as part of the larger CRONUS effort to produce standards for interlaboratory comparison. There are three standards for which we have prepared about 30 kg of clean quartz: a sand with low concentrations of cosmogenic nuclides from Revere Beach in Massachusetts, a sand with moderate nuclide concentrations from a beach in Noosa, Australia, and a sandstone from Antarctica with very high nuclide activity.
Project Support
Subcontract to the University of Arizona
Proposal Project Summary (download pdf)
Other Related Links
Purdue Physics Cosmic-Ray Produced Nuclide Systematics (CRONUS) web page
Details of other uses for Revere Beach sand
People Working on this Project
Paul Bierman
Greg Balco
Tim Jull
Jennifer Larsen
Jamie Russell
John Stone

Last modified January 27 2009 09:59 AM

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