AEL AMS Laboratory
In 2008, the AMS community supported an initiative to acquire a new generation AMS system capable of managing the high volume throughput required by the Canadian research community, the range of radioisotopes in demand, and to support the advanced ionization and analysis technologies being developed at IsoTrace. However, more than just a new spectrometer was required. Envisaged was a new building with more space for new sample preparation laboratories, for associated stable isotope and geochemistry laboratories, and room to accommodate students for training and participation in sample analysis. The University of Ottawa, together with the Canada Foundation for Innovation, and the Ontario Innovation Fund, supported this vision and so began the establishment of a new Canadian AMS facility, at the University of Ottawa.