Scientific meeting for the 20th anniversary of ARTEMIS-LMC14

Session AAP :

AAP 2023-2

Scientific responsibility :

  • Lucile Beck
  • Agnès Lattuati-Derieux

Summary :

Created on 17 November 2003, the Laboratoire de mesure du carbone 14 (LMC14) carries out carbon 14 measurements for the national scientific community. LMC14’s activities are located at 2 sites in the Ile-de- France region: at St Aubin for sample preparation and at CEA Saclay for the production of carbon targets and the measurement of carbon 14 by accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS ARTEMIS). Two associated laboratories also receive and prepare samples: the CDRC in Lyon for archaeology applications and the C2RMF in Paris for national museum collections.

To mark its 20th anniversary, the LMC14 is organizing a scientific meeting on 21 and 22 November 2023, inviting, for the first time, users of the ARTEMIS national platform to present their work using carbon 14 dating. They will be held on the Saclay plateau, in the DIGITEO-Labs building.

Since its creation, the LMC14 has carried out more than 70,000 measurements.The organizers would like to give the floor to scientists from the LMC14’s supervisory bodies (CEA, CNRS, IRD, IRSN and the French Ministry of Culture), whose applications cover a wide range of scientific fields including environmental sciences, radiological monitoring and cultural heritage. Since 2004, about 20,000 carbon-14 dates from ARTEMIS have been dedicated to archaeology, museum collections, and artistic or construction materials. The organizers are hoping for around thirty oral presentations, half of which will focus on DIM themes. There will also be a poster session. To encourage participation, registration is free.