About EAAMS

About EAAMS

The East Asia Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Symposia (EA-AMS) began 20 years ago as a compliment to the international AMS meeting that began in the early 1980s. Although accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) can be traced back to work on He gas in the late 1930’s, it emerged as a discipline only after work in the 1970s demonstrated that tandem accelerators were suited to the detection of 14C in natural materials for radiocarbon age dating (14C/12C < 10-12) . Since then, detection of over 50 isotopes at such low abundances, from tritium to uranium, have been demonstrated using accelerators of varying sizes. Methods are continually being developed for smaller facilities and more sensitive isotope detection, including laser excitation, positive ion charge exchange and quadrupole ion guide techniques. Isotope applications are similarly growing, including evaluating biofuel content, climate history, nuclear industry safety monitoring and pharmaceutical drug testing.

EAAMS attracts specialists with diverse interests, from AMS service users to technology and technique developers, to students just starting out in the field. An intimate venue is provided to meet the people behind the papers and the instruments, to exchange ideas and to build collaborations both internationally and locally.

Held every two to three years in a different location, we are pleased host the 9th symposium, EAAMS-9, at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (한국과학기술연구원, KIST). This is the third time that a Korean group has played host and we, along with the scientific committee, are working hard to ensure an engaging and social venue. Seoul is an exciting city and Korea boasts a very strong technology sector. We look forward to the diverse range of topics that the international community of researchers will bring to this meeting.

Previous conferences
EAAMS # Host City Year
1 筑波 – Tsukuba 2006
2 서울 – Seoul 2007
3 西安 – Xi’an 2009
4 东京 – Tokyo 2011
5 대전 – Daejeon 2013
6 台北 – Taipei 2015
7 桂林 – Guilin 2017
8 名古屋 – Nagoya 2019
9 서울 – Seoul 2023