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The final reported error is the larger of the internal or external error, propagated with errors from the normalizing standards and blank subtraction.It should be noted that the reported error is an estimate of the precision (repeatability) of measurement for a single sample.
The surface of the graphite is sputtered with heated, ionized cesium and the ions produced are extracted and accelerated in the AMS system.
After acceleration and removal of electrons, the emerging positive ions are magnetically separated by mass and the C counts per second are collected.
It is expected then, for a 5,570 year (1 half-life) or 11,140 year old (2 half-lives) sample that 125 or 63 counts per second would be obtained.
The application of Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) for radiocarbon dating in the late 1970s was also a major achievement.
Compared to conventional radiocarbon techniques such as Libby's solid carbon counting, the gas counting method popular in the mid-1950s, or liquid scintillation (LS) counting, AMS permitted the dating of much smaller sized samples with even greater precision.
Therefore a 1% error in fraction-modern leads to an 80 year error in the age.