Cores are usually dated with two goals in mind: (1) to establish the timing of past environmental change, and (2) to determine the accumulation of materials (e.g.
sediment, pollutants, micro-fossils) in the lake or wetland. pollution, eutrophication, erosion), which typically focus on the last 100-200 years, the dating method of choice is 210Pb.
The SCWRS offers specialized analytical equipment such as a Lachat automated ion analyzer, Dionex DX-100 Ion Chromatograph, Phoenix 8000 UV persulfate carbon analyzer (with solids attachment), UV-Vis spectrophotometer and bulk freeze dryer. Poznan Radiocarbon Laboratory is the first such institution in the Central-Eastern Europe.Performance of the Poznan Radiocarbon Laboratory (PRL) is possible due to a close collaboration with the AMS Laboratory (LAMS), housed at the same floor, and leaded by the same person.Laboratory address: Poznan Radiocarbon Laboratory ul. The radiocarbon dating laboratory at the Center for Applied Isotope Studies was founded in 1968 and was originally called the Geochronology Laboratory of the University of Georgia.