This photo shows the sub-basement (trench) and support columns for the incoming accelerator.
You probably have seen or read news stories about fascinating ancient artifacts.
At an archaeological dig, a piece of wooden tool is unearthed and the archaeologist finds it to be 5,000 years old.
What started as a practical joke on a CAMS researcher when his colleagues placed the plastic birds all over his lawn when he returned from a trip to the tropics turned into CAMS tradition.
On occasion, the flamingos return on someone else's lawn including its first director: In July 1991, when Davis returned from his first inspection tour in Iraq for the United Nations, he found a flamingo wearing a burnoose perched on the CAMS sign outside the office building.
Carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 ± 40 years— during the succeeding 5,730 years.
Because carbon-14 decays at this constant rate, an estimate of the date at which an organism died can be made by measuring the amount of its residual radiocarbon.
In fact, CAMS actinide capabilities include a suite of isotopes of uranium, neptunium and plutonium relevant to national security and biological studies.
CAMS was the first AMS facility to do biological work.
Carbon-14 dating is a way of determining the age of certain archeological artifacts of a biological origin up to about 50,000 years old.
It is used in dating things such as bone, cloth, wood and plant fibers that were created in the relatively recent past by human activities.
Elements routinely analyzed at CAMS include hydrogen, beryllium, calcium, carbon, aluminum, chlorine, iodine, uranium and plutonium.