Mumbai University gets carbon dating facility

Published - March 17, 2018 11:46 pm IST

Mumbai: The Mumbai University on Friday inaugurated an Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) that will facilitate carbon dating for Indian scientists. The AMS can date any historical object as old as 50,000 years with a precision of 100 years and is expected to help the Archaeology department to date historic artefacts. Costing ₹10 crore, this is the third such machine available in India.

Currently, Indian scientists or archaeologists are forced to either send their samples abroad, which Archaeological Survey of India discourages and which is also expensive.

The AMS can also be used for dating lake sediments as well as for biomedical applications.

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