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Awards will be given by our sponsors to best student poster and best student talk. Don't forget to indicate student status when submissing your abstract in Indico! Students that wish to present their thesis work, but finished studies in April 2017 will also be considered for the awards.



Actinide Techniques and Applications (August 12)
Organized by: Alfred Dewald, Anton Wallner, Hiroyuki Matsuzaki, Keith Fifield, Marcus Christl, and Jack Cornett
Discussions on the sample preparation techniques of actinide series elements as well as their applications.

Small C-14 Samples (August 13)
Organized by: Guaciara dos Santos and Anne McNichol
Discussions will focus on milligram to microgram C fractions of natural and anthropogenic biomarkers, compound specific samples and aerosol fractions. Improvements on analytical separations to better isolate C fractions for subsequent AMS analyses, accuracy and precision validation (including blank assessment and background corrections) and/or applications of smaller targets in a wide variety of research areas are welcome.

IntCal and Dendrochronology Open Workshop (August 19/20)
Organized by: Timothy Jull, Charlotte Pearson, Alan Hogg, Paula Reimer
Discussion at the IntCal and dendrochronology open workshop will focus on what dendrochronological datasets to be included in the next IntCal calibration curve, regional or laboratory offset corrections, and whether a single year curve for some time period is feasible. The formal IntCal committee (which will meet earlier in Belfast) will have representatives at this workshop.
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New and Advanced AMS Techniques
New techniques or innovations in AMS measurement and instrumentation.
Organized by: David Fink, Hans Synal, Mark Caffee, Xiaolei Zhao.

Positive Ion AMS
Developments in techniques and instrumentation for positive ion Single Stage AMS.
Organized by: Stewart Freeman.

Ion Source and Interfaces
Developments in ion injection and instrumentation interfacing for AMS. Topics include ion
production, gas source AMS, and gas chromatography interfacing.
Organized by: John Vogel, Ted Ognibene, Mark Roberts.

New Isotopes Methodologies
Development of techniques for the measurement and study of radioisotopes new to AMS.
Organized by: Keith Fifield, Xiaolei Zhao.

Sample Preparation Techniques
Sample separation and preparation methods for achieving lower backgrounds, higher yields, and
stronger ion beam currents.
Organized by: Silke Merchel, Jack Cornett.

Ca-41 Techniques and Applications
Techniques for the measurement of Ca-41, elimination of its isobars, and applications.
Organized by: Jiang Shan, Mark Caffee.

Radiohalide Techniques and Applications
AMS analysis of radiohalides as environmental tracers within geological and hydrological systems.
Organized by: Hiroyuki Matsuzaki, Diedier Bourles, Jorge Niello.

Applications in Nuclear Waste Management
AMS methods for monitoring nuclear emissions, identifying sources of emissions,
and the management of nuclear waste.
Organized by: Ian Clark, Matt Herod, Jack Cornett.

Applications in Atmospheric and Environmental C-14
Applications involving modern C-14 in tracing environmental processes including greenhouse
gases, soil processes, biodegradation, and groundwater.
Organized by: Andrew Smith, Vesa Palonen.

Applications of C-14
Applications of using C-14 for radiometric dating.
Organized by: John Southon, Lucio Calcagnile.

Applications in Archaeology
AMS tools to study and date ancient humans and human activity.
Organized by: Masayo Minami, Marie-Josée Nadeau.

Applications in Climate Studies
Paleoclimate, ocean and sea ice evolution, glaciations, and climate reconstruction using AMS
Organized by: Edouard Bard, Anne de Vernal.

Applications of Cosmogenic Isotopes
Applications involving isotopes created via cosmic ray activation and spallation. Topics include
exposure dating and groundwater tracing.
Organized by: John Gosse, Susan Ivy-Ochs, Regis Braucher.

Applications in Biomedicine
Applications of rare isotopes in tracking human diet, metabolism, and drug efficacy.
Organized by: John Vogel, Mark Caffee.

Applications in Oceanography
Using the AMS to study sedimentation rates and records, or tracing ocean currents.
Organized by: Marcus Christl, Peter Steier.

Applications in Astrophysics
From the surface of Earth to meteorites and interstellar space. Using the AMS to help understand
processes and phenomena within our universe.
Organized by: Georg Rugel, Peter Steier.

Reference Materials, Carriers, Intercomparisons
The investigation of reference materials, new carriers, and AMS intercomparisons.
Organized by: Anton Wallner, Mariaelena Fedi, Jack Cornett.

New and Updated Facilities [Posters Only]
Report on new and updated AMS facilities.
Organized by: Liam Kieser, Jesper Olsen.



Conference proceedings will be published with Nuclear Instruments and Methods B.
Submissions will be due a few months after the conference.

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