Laser Spectrometer Developed at Rutgers University Opens Way for More Effective Carbon Trading, Drug Development and Carbon Dating

ScienceDaily — Carbon offsets increasingly are becoming a major component in the arsenal for reducing global warming. Even Bon Jovi, the Rolling Stones and the Dave Matthews Band are doing it: acquiring carbon offsets to reduce the carbon footprint of their tours.

As reported in the July 1 issue of Analytical Chemistry, a new ultra-sensitive laser-assisted ratio analyzer (LARA) developed by Dr. Daniel Murnick, professor of physics at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ, with research associate Ozgur Dogru and graduate student Erhan Ilkmen, is capable of measuring even slight changes in carbon 14 (C-14), an isotope of carbon.

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