μGraphiline, fully automated graphitization line
Prof. Andrzej Rakowski1, Dr. Konrad Tudyka1,2, Dr. Jacek Pawlyta1, M.Sc. Aleksander Kolarczyk2, M.Sc. Sebastian Miłosz2, Kacper Kłosok1
1Silesian University Of Technology, , Poland, 2miDose Solution, Zabrze, Poland
Currently, the most commonly used measurement technique, due to the possibility of making measurements in samples with masses of about 1 mg of carbon, is the AMS technique. The preparation of samples for measurement consists of their purification, combustion to obtain CO2 and subsequent reduction to atomic carbon in the presence of Fe.
The design of a line for graphitisation of carbon dioxide samples for radiocarbon dating, along with the results of acceptance tests, have been presented in scientific articles (Krąpiec et al. 2018, Wiktorowski et al. 2020). Currently, within the Innovation Incubator 4.0 project, a prototype of an automatic line for graphitisation of samples, is being developed, which will allow to significantly reduce the time needed to prepare samples for measurement. The result of this project is expected to be a commercial device for automatic graphitisation of samples.
My scientific career started in the year 1993; since then, I have been employed in the Institute
of Physics (Division of Radioisotopes) at Silesian University of Technology (SUT) in Gliwice.
Between 1995 and 1999, I undertook my doctoral study in SUT, receiving in 1999 the degree
of Doctor of Sciences in Physics.
Most of my research is concerned with applications of the radiocarbon method in the study
of the changes in the environment under the influence of human activities. The first contact
with the radiocarbon method was during my Master’s course in Applied Physics at the SUT