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μGraphiline

DESCRIPTION

μGraphiline is a novel, advanced system for sample graphitization and carbon dating.

μGraphiline is a state-of-the-art, fully automated system intended for sample graphitization, consisting of eight fully independent modules which do not require any working gasses to operate. Moreover, the modularity of μGraphiline allows for simultaneous processing of multiple samples, increasing the typical daily throughput.

μGraphiline’s standard configuration of eight modules can be adjusted according to the user’s needs, including adding special ones. Additionally, the system’s low background, consistent results and high efficiency of 95% make it a reliable tool for dating samples as old as 45 000 years.

The system has been thoroughly tested using International Atomic Energy Agency standards, providing precise and repeatable results.

Key advantages of μGraphiline:

  • No liquid nitrogen or working gasses required (helium, hydrogen, oxygen, argon);
  • Target preparation in just 3.5 hours (with standard 8-module configuration, 24 samples can processed within an 8-hour workday);
  • Combustion and graphitization processes are fully automated;
  • The system successfully graphitizes various types of samples;
  • 95% of obtained CO2 is converted into 1 mg graphite targets;
  • The system’s operational parameters such as temperature, combustion times and CO2 transfer, can be altered and adjusted;
  • Modularity – the standard configuration consists of eight completely independent modules (the number of modules can be adjusted to specific needs);
  • Additional special modules can be added – with stepped combustion, ramped pyrolysis and oxidation processes, each with customizable temperature settings to meet specific research needs;
  • Fully automated, state-of-the-art interface that makes the graphitization process intuitive and accessible;
  • Easy to maintain.

PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION

Within each of the independent modules combustion is performed, with the temperature set by the user and Copper(II) Oxide acting as oxygen donor. After combustion, samples are transported to the reactors. Graphitization is performed using the zinc method, with iron acting as the catalyst, in two separate ovens. Then, after the graphitization process is finalized, the sample is ready for AMS measurements.

The standard configuration of μGraphiline consists of eight independent modules and, depending on individual user needs, the number of modules can be easily adjusted. Additionally, as well as the classic module setup, we also offer special modules with: stepped combustion, ramped pyrolysis and oxidation processes, each with customizable temperature settings.


μGRAPHILINE SYSTEM


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

μGraphiline software

μGraphiline is supplied with an advanced, state-of-the-art software with a user-friendly interface. Its advanced algorithms manage the entire sample preparation process, from combustion to graphitization, minimizing manual intervention and reducing the potential for human error. Manual adjustment of a wide range of process parameters allows to ensure optimal conditions for every sample type; additionally, for ease of use and consistency, users can select from a range of predefined presets.

μGraphiline software tracks and records detailed logs of each sample’s journey through the system and all eight modules can be managed seamlessly from a single interface. The software ensures synchronized operation across modules, maximizing throughput and efficiency.

μGraphiline software has integrated safety protocols that monitor system performance and immediately alert users to any irregularities or maintenance needs, ensuring the system operates within safe parameters at all times.

μGraphiline software is regularly updated to ensure highest quality and satisfactory user experience.


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