Chemical Elements as Tracers of the Evolution of the Cosmos


DREsden Accelerator Mass Spectrometry at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (Dresden, Germany)


DREAMS (DREsden AMS) is part of the Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research and the Ion Beam Center (IBC) of HZDR that consists of 40 experimental stations. DREAMS represents a state-of-the-art AMS facility. It is based on a 6-MV tandem accelerator featuring dedicated AMS beamlines and dedicated ion sources. Routine AMS measurements of e.g. Be-7, Be-10, Al-26, Cl-36, Ca-41 and I-129 are performed for a wide range of applications. New developments include Trace Element AMS (TEAMS) or Ti-44. DREAMS also has excellent dedicated chemistry laboratories for ultra-trace level element analysis and considerable experience in sample preparation.

The respective department ‘Accelerator Mass Spectrometry and Isotope Research’ conducts interdisciplinary research in a wide range of applications ranging from nuclear astrophysics to environmental and geological applications utilizing natural and anthropogenic radioisotopes and trace elements. Furthermore, the technological advancement of AMS for new isotopes is important.

Services currently offered

Crucially, DREAMS has well-established AMS sample preparation laboratories. AMS measurements of Be-7, Be-10, Al-26, Cl-36, Ca-41, I-129 and non-standard AMS isotopes such asTi-44 are offered.

DREAMS offers excellent measurement capabilities for external applicants from a large national and international user community.

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  • Anton Wallner (