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  • 1. Adolphi, Florian
    et al.
    Muscheler, Raimund
    Svensson, Anders
    Aldahan, Ala
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, Tandem Laboratory.
    Beer, Jurg
    Sjolte, Jesper
    Bjorck, Svante
    Matthes, Katja
    Thieblemont, Remi
    Persistent link between solar activity and Greenland climate during the Last Glacial Maximum2014In: Nature Geoscience, ISSN 1752-0894, E-ISSN 1752-0908, Vol. 7, no 9, p. 662-666Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Changes in solar activity have previously been proposed to cause decadal- to millennial-scale fluctuations in both the modern and Holocene climates(1). Direct observational records of solar activity, such as sunspot numbers, exist for only the past few hundred years, so solar variability for earlier periods is typically reconstructed from measurements of cosmogenic radionuclides such as Be-10 and C-14 from ice cores and tree rings(2,3). Here we present a high-resolution Be-10 record from the ice core collected from central Greenland by the Greenland Ice Core Project (GRIP). The record spans from 22,500 to 10,000 years ago, and is based on new and compiled data(4-6). Using C-14 records(7,8) to control for climate-related influences on Be-10 deposition, we reconstruct centennial changes in solar activity. We find that during the Last Glacial Maximum, solar minima correlate with more negative delta O-18 values of ice and are accompanied by increased snow accumulation and sea-salt input over central Greenland. We suggest that solar minima could have induced changes in the stratosphere that favour the development of high-pressure blocking systems located to the south of Greenland, as has been found in observations and model simulations for recent climate(9,10). We conclude that the mechanism behind solar forcing of regional climate change may have been similar under both modern and Last Glacial Maximum climate conditions.

  • 2.
    Aldahan, A A
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences. Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics.
    Possnert, G
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Jonfysik.
    Geomagnetic and climatic variability reflected by 10Be during the Quaternary and late Pliocene2003In: Geophysical Research Letter, Vol. 30, no 6Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 3.
    Aldahan, A
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
    Possnert, G
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Jonfysik.
    The Be-10 marine record of the last 3.5 Ma2000In: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS, ISSN 0168-583X, Vol. 172, p. 513-517Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We present in this study a Be-10 profile from a deep-sea sediment section extending to 3.5 Ma. The Be-10 concentration ranges at 2-14 x 10(8) atoms/g and shows a clear decay trend. The flux of Be-10 ranges at 1-5 x 10(6) atoms/cm(2) y and averages at appr

  • 4.
    Aldahan, A
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
    Possnert, G
    Burgalio, N
    Meili, M
    Kekli, A
    129I in precipitation over Sweden. 6th International conference on Acid Rain,2000In: 6th International conference on Acid Rain, 10-16 December, 2000, p. p.68-Conference paper (Other scientific)
  • 5.
    Aldahan, A
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences. ELD.
    Possnert, G
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. jonfysik.
    Gard, G
    10Be in two sediment sections from the North Atlantic and chronological implications for the Late Quaternary1994In: Nues Jar. Geol. Paleon. Mh, Vol. H7, p. 418-433Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Aldahan, A
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences. ELD.
    Possnert, G
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. jonfysik.
    Olausson, E
    10Be distribution in sediments of two cores from the North Atlantic: an approach for evaluating environmental change1992In: Bull. Geol. Inst. Uppsala, Vol. 16, p. 69-80Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Aldahan, A
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
    Possnert, G
    Scherer, R
    Shi, Ning
    Backman, J
    Boström, K
    Trace-element and major-element stratigraphy in quaternary sediments from the Arctic Ocean and implications for glacial termination2000In: JOURNAL OF SEDIMENTARY RESEARCH, ISSN 1073-130X, Vol. 70, no 5, p. 1095-1106Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The distribution patterns of major and trace elements in sediment cores from the Arctic Ocean, specifically the Yermak Plateau and the Nansen Basin, were evaluated as climate and environmental proxy records of the last 350 ka. The sediments are carbonate

  • 8. Aldahan, A
    et al.
    Sapota, T
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics.
    Rifting, climate and sedimenation in Lake Baikal2009Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 9.
    Aldahan, Ala
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Air and Water Science.
    Alfimov, V.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    I-129 anthropogenic budget: major sources and sinks2007In: Applied Geochemistry, ISSN 0883-2927, E-ISSN 1872-9134, Vol. 22, no 3, p. 606-618Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Data are presented here on the anthropogenic 129I inventory in regions that have been strongly affected by releases from European reprocessing facilities which, to the authors’ knowledge, presently account for >90% of the global isotope source in the Earth’s surface environment. The results show that >90% of the isotope inventory occurs in marine waters with the Nordic Seas and Eurasian basin of the Arctic Ocean containing most of the 129I. Within the terrestrial environment of Europe, soils contain the largest part of the isotope inventory. However, the inventory of the terrestrial system did not provide clues on the most plausible atmospheric source of 129I to Europe, thus supply from both gaseous and marine releases is proposed. The sum of the total inventory in both the marine and terrestrial environments did not match the estimated releases. This imbalance is likely to relate to unconstrained inventory estimates for marine basins (Irish Sea, English Channel and North Sea) close to the facilities, but also to the occurrence of 129I in the biosphere, and possible overestimated releases from the nuclear reprocessing facilities. There is no doubt that the available data on 129I distribution in the environment are far from representative and further research is urgently needed to construct a comprehensive picture.

  • 10.
    Aldahan, Ala
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences. Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. Miljö- och landskapsdynamik.
    Alfimov, Vasily
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. Jonfysik.
    Kekli, A
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. jonfysik.
    Cato, Ingemar
    Anthropogenic I-129 in the Baltic Sea2005In: 10th International conference on accelerator mass spectrometry, Berkeley, 2005, p. 33-Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 11.
    Aldahan, Ala
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences. Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. ELD.
    Alfimov, Vasily
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. Jonfysik.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. jonfysik.
    The 129I anthropogenic budget:sources and sinks2005In: Geochimica et cosmochimica Acta, Vol. 69, no 10, p. A716-Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 12.
    Aldahan, Ala
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
    Englund, Edvard
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics.
    Cato, Ingemar
    Hou, Xiaolin
    Iodine-129 enrichment in sediment of the Baltic Sea2007In: Applied Geochemistry, ISSN 0883-2927, E-ISSN 1872-9134, Vol. 22, no 3, p. 637-647Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Sediments are an excellent archive for evaluation of time-series environmental contamination of water systems. Measurements of ultra-trace radioactive species, such as 129I, provide information for both chronologic calibration and anthropogenic emissions during the nuclear era. Here data are presented on 129I and other chemical parameters from two sediment cores collected in the Baltic Sea during 1997. The sediment sections have a relatively uniform grain size (clay–mud) and cover a period of about 50 a. Distribution of 129I in the sediment strongly relates to the liquid release records from the nuclear reprocessing facilities at Sellafield and La Hague. However, syn- and post-depositional alteration of organic matter at the sediment–water interface and within the sediment column may have contributed to slightly obliterating the anthropogenic 129I signals. Indication of Chernobyl-derived 129I occurs in the sediment profile, but is apparently overridden by the overwhelming flux from the nuclear reprocessing facilities. Although the record did not cover the pre-nuclear era (before 1945) sections, the ultra sensitive 129I profile provides a potential tool for relative dating and monitoring sources of water and sediment to the region.

  • 13.
    Aldahan, Ala
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, LUVAL.
    Hedfors, Jim
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, LUVAL.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, Tandem Laboratory. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics.
    Kulan, Abdulhadi
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, LUVAL.
    Berggren, Ann-Marie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, LUVAL.
    Söderström, C.
    FOI, Swedish Defence Research Agency, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Atmospheric impact on beryllium isotopes as solar activity proxy2008In: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 35, no L21812Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Reconstructing solar activity variability beyond the time scale of actual measurements provides invaluable data for modeling of past and future climate change. The 10 Be isotope has been a primary proxy archive of past solar activity and cosmic ray intensity, particularly for the last millennium. There is, however, a lack of direct high-resolution atmospheric time series on 10 Be that enable estimating atmospheric modulation on the production signal. Here we report quasi-weekly data on 10 Be and 7 Be isotopes covering the periods 1983-2000 and 1975-2006 respectively, that show, for the first time, coherent variations reflecting both atmospheric and production effects. Our data indicate intrusion of stratosphere/upper troposphere air masses that can modulate the isotopes production signal, and may induce relative peaks in the natural 10 Be archives (i.e., ice and sediment). The atmospheric impact on the Be-isotopes can disturb the production signals and consequently the estimate of past solar activity magnitude. Citation: Aldahan, A., J. Hedfors, G. Possnert, A. Kulan, A.-M. Berggren, and C. Soderstrom (2008), Atmospheric impact on beryllium isotopes as solar activity proxy, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L21812, doi: 10.1029/2008GL035189.

  • 14.
    Aldahan, Ala
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. miljö-och landskapsdynamik.
    Kekli, A
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. jonfysik.
    Distribution of 129I in rivers of the Baltic region2006In: Jour. Envir. Radioactivity, Vol. 88, p. 49-73Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 15.
    Aldahan, Ala
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
    Persson, S
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, Tandem Laboratory.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics.
    Hou, Xiaolin
    Distribution of I-127 and I-129 in preciptitation at high European latitudes2009In: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 36, p. L11805-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

     We here present the most extensive data set on the distribution of   I-127 and I-129 in precipitation (rain and snow) covering the period   2000-2006 and European latitudes 55 degrees N-68 degrees N. Our results   indicate a wide variation in the concentrations and fluxes of the two   isotopes associated with generally higher values at near coastal sites   compared to the inland ones. Total wet-related annual deposition of   I-127 and I-129 on Sweden and Denmark is estimated at about 1.2 x 10(9)   g and 60 g respectively. The average annual I-129 wet deposition   accounts for <1% and <0.05% of the total annual gaseous and liquid,   respectively, discharges from the Sellafiled and La Hague Facilities.   The I-127 annual wet deposition represents < 1% of the estimated global   oceanic iodine flux. Air mass trajectories suggest that events of   enhanced I-129 in precipitation are closely related to southwesterly weather fronts from regions of elevated concentrations.

  • 16. Aldahan, Ala
    et al.
    Persson, S
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics.
    Hou, Xiaolin
    Seven years record of I-127 and I-129 in precipitation2009In: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, ISSN 0016-7037, E-ISSN 1872-9533, Vol. 73, no 13/suppl 1, p. A23-A23Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 17.
    Aldahan, Ala
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences. Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. ELD.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Jonfysik.
    Geomagnetic and climatic variability reflected by 10Be during the Quaternary and Late Pliocene2003In: Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 30, no 6, p. 10.1029/2002GL016077-Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 18.
    Aldahan, Ala
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, Tandem Laboratory.
    Alfimov, V.
    Cato, I.
    Sveriges geologiska undersökning.
    Kekli, Aziz
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
    Anthropogenic I-129 in the Baltic Sea2007In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, ISSN 0168-583X, E-ISSN 1872-9584, Vol. 259, no 1, p. 491-495Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We report here data on the distribution of I-129 in water of the Baltic Sea and Skagerrak-Kattegat basins obtained through sampling campaigns during the years 2000 and 2001. I-129 in the water of the Skagerrak-Kattegat shows persistently high concentrations in both the surface and deep parts. A decreasing trend in surface water I-129 concentration is observed away from the Kattegat basin and into the Baltic Sea. Inventory calculations indicate that at least 95%of the isotope supply to the Baltic Sea is from the North Sea marine water via Skagerrak-Kattegat and only minor part is from riverine inflow and the Chernobyl accident. As the discharges from the nuclear reprocessing facilities were not decreased during the last decade, it is expected that more I-129 will accumulate in the Baltic Sea and related basins in the future. Consequently, systematic sampling is needed to reevaluate the concentration levels not only in the water, but also in the sediments and biota of the region.

  • 19.
    Aldahan, Ala
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences. ELD.
    Possnert, Göran
    Technology, Department of Materials Science. jonfysik.
    Buraglio, N
    Steffensen, J
    129I isotope in an ice core from Greenland2000In: 6th International conference on Acid Rain, 10-16 December, Tsukuba, Japan, 2000, p. 122-Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 20.
    Aldahan, Ala
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, LUVAL.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, Tandem Laboratory.
    El Saiy, A.
    Abdelghany, O.
    Particle-bound Be-10 from a low latitude arid region2014In: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, ISSN 0236-5731, E-ISSN 1588-2780, Vol. 299, no 3, p. 1709-1713Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Be-10 isotope is widely used in geochronology, climate and environmental analyses and astrophysics where atmospheric deposition model estimate plays a vital role for the initial concentration. Data from arid regions have not been well constrained because of sparse measurement and here we present Be-10 concentration in samples of dust, soil, marine sediments and paleosol collected from an arid to semi-arid low latitude region. These results indicate concentrations that are about a factor of three lower than values expected from latitude zonal models, but are comparable with global atmospheric depositional model. The agreement and discrepancy between model and measured data are rather vital for establishing accurate initial Be-10 in the Earth's surface environment for reconstruction of paleoclimatic variability (precipitation rates and temperature).

  • 21.
    Aldahan, Ala
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, LUVAL.
    Scherer, Reed
    Sjunneskog, C
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, Tandem Laboratory. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ion Physics.
    Berggren, A-M
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, LUVAL.
    Cosmogenic 10Be as an environmental tracer in subglacial Antarctic Lake2006In: SALE advanced Science and Technology Workshop, 24-26 April, Grenoble, France,, 2006, p. 2-3Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 22.
    Alfimov, V
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Jonfysik.
    Aldahan, Ala
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. ELD.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Jonfysik.
    A transect of 129I in seawater from the North Pole to the Norwegian Sea2003In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 5,, 2003, 2003, p. 05989-Conference paper (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
  • 23.
    Alfimov, Vasely
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. Jonfysik.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. Jonfysik.
    Aldahan, Ala
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. ELD.
    Anthropogenic iodine-129 in the Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas: Numerical modeling and prognoses2005In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. doi 10.1016Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 24.
    Alfimov, Vasilli
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. Jonfysik.
    Aldahan, Ala
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. ELD.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. jonfysik.
    Iodine-129 in seawater along a transect from the2003In: 9th International Conference on Accelerator Mass, 2003, p. 195-Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 25. Alfimov, Vasily
    et al.
    Aldahan, Ala
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, LUVAL.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, Tandem Laboratory.
    Water masses and I-129 distribution in the Nordic Seas2013In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, ISSN 0168-583X, E-ISSN 1872-9584, Vol. 294, p. 542-546Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The application of the radioactive isotope iodine-129 as a tracer of water circulation in the oceans has provided interesting information with respect to sources and mixing of different water masses. We here present results of I-129 distribution in water profiles located in the Nordic Seas and use the isotope to fingerprint water masses in the region. The samples were collected by the US research vessel Knorr in May-June 2002. I-129 signatures along the Norwegian Sea reflect a mixing of I-129-rich surface water along the Scandinavian continental slope and I-129-poor North Atlantic surface water. These two water masses become less segregated along the Fram Strait where apparent I-129 enrichment penetrates the return Arctic flow into the East Greenland Current. The I-129 data further suggest existence of a water mass that is not entirely labeled with respect to origin at the Denmark Strait bottom water. This water parcel probably originates from the Iceland Sea. I-129 data also shed light on the major deep water outflow from the Nordic Seas located at the Faeroe Bank Channel.

  • 26.
    Alfimov, Vasily
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Materials Science. Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Jonfysik.
    Aldahan, Ala
    Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. ELD.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Materials Science. Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Jonfysik.
    Windsor, Peter
    Anthropogenic iodine-129 in seawater along a transect from the Norwegian coastal current to the North Pole2004In: Marine Pollution Bulletin 49, 1097-1104, 2004, Vol. 49, p. 1097-1104Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 27. Alfimov, Vasily
    et al.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Jonfysik.
    Aldahan, Ala
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. miljö-och landskapsdynamik.
    Anthropogenic iodine-129 in the Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas: Numerical modeling and prognoses2006In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 52, p. 380-385Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 28.
    Alfimov, Vasily
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. Jonfysik.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. jonfysik.
    Aldahan, Ala
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. ELD.
    Measurement of 36Cl with a gas-filled magnet at the Uppsala Tandem Laboratory2005In: 10th International conference on accelerator mass spectrometry, Berkeley, 2005, p. 88-Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 29.
    Alfimov, Vasily
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, Tandem Laboratory.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, Tandem Laboratory.
    Aldahan, Ala
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Air and Water Science.
    Measurements of Cl-36 with a gas-filled magnet at the Uppsala tandem laboratory2007In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, ISSN 0168-583X, E-ISSN 1872-9584, Vol. 259, no 1, p. 199-203Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The performance of a gas-filled magnet combined with a gas ionization detector for measurements of Cl-36 was systematically studied at the Uppsala tandem laboratory. Our tests were conducted at a terminal voltage of 4,6 MV using gas-foil stripping and a 37 MeV Cl-36(+7) ion beam. An optimal suppression of the interfering isobar S-36 in the stand-alone gas-filled magnet (2 mbar N-2 gas pressure) was found to be >= 300, and an additional >= 300 times reduction was achieved by the Eresidual signal of the two-anode gas ionization detector. The overall suppression in the order of >= 10(5) permits analysis of samples with a sulfur content of <= 5 ppm and Cl-36/Cl ratios of >= 10(-15). We have successfully measured samples with Cl-36/Cl ratios in the range of 10(-12)-10(-15) demonstrating the use of a mediumsized tandem accelerator system (similar to 1 MeV/amu) for Cl-36 AMS.

  • 30.
    Alfimov, Vassily
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. Jonfysik.
    Aldahan, Ala Adin
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. Miljö och Landskapsdynamik.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. Jonfysik.
    Tracing water masses with 129I inwestern Nordic Seas in early spring 20022004In: Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 31Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 31.
    Alfimov, Vassily
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. Jonfysik.
    Aldahan, Ala Adin
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. Miljö och landskapsdynamik.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics. Jonfysik.
    Kekli, Abdulaziz
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Landscape Dynamics.
    Meili, M
    Concentration of 129I along a transect from the North Atlantic to the Baltic Sea2004In: NIM, Vol. B, p. 446-450Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 32.
    Alfimov, Vassily
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Jonfysik.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Jonfysik.
    Computer simulation of ion-beam optics in a gas-filled magnetic spectrometer2004In: NIM, Vol. B, p. 180-184Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 33.
    Apel, Jan
    et al.
    Lund Univ LUX, Dept Archaeol & Ancient Hist, Box 192, Lund, Sweden.;Stockholm Univ, Dept Archaeol & Class Studies, Osteoarchaeol Res Lab, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Wallin, Paul
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Archaeology.
    Stora, Jan
    Stockholm Univ, Dept Archaeol & Class Studies, Osteoarchaeol Res Lab, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, Tandem Laboratory.
    Early Holocene human population events on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea (9200-3800 cal. BP)2018In: Quaternary International, ISSN 1040-6182, E-ISSN 1873-4553, Vol. 465, p. 276-286Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The summed probability distribution of 162 radiocarbon dates from Gotland was analysed with reference to archaeological and environmental data in order to evaluate possible variations in settlement intensity on the island. The data indicated variations in demographic development on the island, with probably several different colonization events and external influences; the pioneer settlement reached the island around 9200 cal. BP. After the initial colonization, the radiocarbon dates were rather evenly distributed until around 7700-7600 cal. BP, then there was a drop in the number of dates between 8300 and 8000 cal. BP that may be associated with the 8200 cold event. A marked decline in the number of dates between 7600 and 6000 cal. BP may be associated initially with the Littorina I transgression, but this transgression cannot explain why the Late Mesolithic period is not well represented on Gotland: the climatic development was favourable but did not result in increased human activity. The number of radiocarbon dates indicated that the population size remained low until around 6000 cal. BP, after which there was a gradual increase that reached a first 'threshold' after 5600 cal. BP and a second 'threshold' after 4500 cal. BP. The first apparent population increase was associated with the appearance of the Funnel Beaker Culture (FBC) and the second with Pitted Ware Culture (PWC) complexes. A decline in the number of dates occurred after 4300 cal. BP, i.e. towards the Late Neolithic. There was an association between the frequency distributions of the radiocarbon dates and the number of stray finds from different time periods but any correlation was not straightforward. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd and INQUA. All rights reserved.

  • 34. Arner, Peter
    et al.
    Bernard, Samuel
    Salehpour, Mehran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Liebl, Jakob
    Steier, Peter
    Buchholz, Bruce A.
    Eriksson, Mats
    Arner, Erik
    Hauner, Hans
    Skurk, Thomas
    Ryden, Mikael
    Frayn, Keith N.
    Spalding, Kirsty L.
    Dynamics of human adipose lipid turnover in health and metabolic disease2011In: Nature, ISSN 0028-0836, E-ISSN 1476-4687, Vol. 478, no 7367, p. 110-113Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Adipose tissue mass is determined by the storage and removal of triglycerides in adipocytes(1). Little is known, however, about adipose lipid turnover in humans in health and pathology. To study this in vivo, here we determined lipid age by measuring (14)C derived from above ground nuclear bomb tests in adipocyte lipids. We report that during the average ten-year lifespan of human adipocytes, triglycerides are renewed six times. Lipid age is independent of adipocyte size, is very stable across a wide range of adult ages and does not differ between genders. Adipocyte lipid turnover, however, is strongly related to conditions with disturbed lipid metabolism. In obesity, triglyceride removal rate (lipolysis followed by oxidation) is decreased and the amount of triglycerides stored each year is increased. In contrast, both lipid removal and storage rates are decreased in non-obese patients diagnosed with the most common hereditary form of dyslipidaemia, familial combined hyperlipidaemia. Lipid removal rate is positively correlated with the capacity of adipocytes to break down triglycerides, as assessed through lipolysis, and is inversely related to insulin resistance. Our data support a mechanism in which adipocyte lipid storage and removal have different roles in health and pathology. High storage but low triglyceride removal promotes fat tissue accumulation and obesity. Reduction of both triglyceride storage and removal decreases lipid shunting through adipose tissue and thus promotes dyslipidaemia. We identify adipocyte lipid turnover as a novel target for prevention and treatment of metabolic disease.

  • 35.
    Audren, Auregane
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Hallen, A.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Damage recovery in the oxygen sublattice of ZnO by post-implantation annealing2012In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, ISSN 0168-583X, E-ISSN 1872-9584, Vol. 272, p. 418-421Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Hydrothermally grown zinc oxide bulk samples were implanted with 200 key-Co ions with a fluence of 4.5 x 10(16) cm(-2) and then annealed in air during 30 min at different temperatures up to 900 degrees C. After the implantation and each annealing step, the samples were analyzed using the nuclear reaction O-16(alpha,alpha)O-16 at 3.045 MeV He in random and channeling directions to follow the annealing of the disorder profile in the O sublattice. For comparison, the disorder in the Zn sublattice was also observed by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS) in random and channeling directions. The results reveal that the disorder created during the Co implantation is slightly higher in the O sublattice than in the Zn sublattice. The disorder recovery induced by the thermal treatments, starts at 500 degrees C in the O sublattice and at 700 degrees C in the Zn sublattice. Although, the most part of the disorder recovery occurs between 700 and 800 degrees C in both sublattices.

  • 36.
    Berggren, Ann-Marie
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, LUVAL.
    Aldahan, Ala
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, LUVAL.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, Tandem Laboratory.
    Haltia-Hovi, E
    Saarinen, T
    Be-10 and climate variability during 1900-2006 AD reflected in varved lake sediments2009Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 37.
    Berggren, Ann-Marie
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, LUVAL.
    Aldahan, Ala
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, LUVAL.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, Tandem Laboratory.
    Haltia-Hovi, Eeva
    Department of Quaternary Geology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland.
    Saarinen, Timo
    Department of Quaternary Geology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland.
    10Be and solar activity cycles in varved lake sediments, AD 1900–20062010In: Journal of Paleolimnology, ISSN 0921-2728, E-ISSN 1573-0417, Vol. 44, no 2, p. 559-569Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Annually resolved terrestrial 10Be archives other than those in polar ice sheets are heretofore unexplored sources of information about past solar activity and climate. Until now, it has proven difficult to find natural archives that have captured and retained a 10Be production signal, and that allow for annual sampling and contain sufficient 10Be for AMS measurement. We report the first annually resolved record of 10Be in varved lake sediments. The record comes from Lake Lehmilampi, eastern Finland, which lies at 63°37′N, 29°06′E, 95.8 m a. s. l. The focus on the last 100 years provided an unprecedented opportunity to compare sediment 10Be data with annual ice core, neutron monitor and sunspot number data. Results indicate successful recovery of 10Be atoms from as little as 20 mg sediment. Sediment 10Be accumulation rates suggest control by solar activity, manifested as a reflection of the 11-year Schwabe solar cycle and its amplitude variations throughout the investigated period. These results open the possibility of using varved lake sediment 10Be records as a new proxy for solar activity, thus providing a new approach for synchronization of paleoclimate events worldwide.

  • 38.
    Berggren, Ann-Marie
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
    Aldahan, Ala
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, LUVAL.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, Tandem Laboratory.
    Haltia-Hovi, Eeva
    Saarinen, Timo
    Linking ice sheet and lake sediment archives of Be-10, 1468-1980 CE2013In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, ISSN 0168-583X, E-ISSN 1872-9584, Vol. 294, p. 524-529Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    As part of understanding and reconstructing our climate history it is important to investigate the link between climate and solar activity. Ice cores and ocean sediments have provided information on a range of timescales on atmospheric Be-10 production, which is a proxy for past solar activity due to its cosmogenic nature of production. We here present results from the first, to our knowledge, multi-centennial and annual resolution study of Be-10 in varved lake sediments. Varves were sampled over an interval covering the period 1468-2006 CE in sediment cored from Lake Lehmilampi in eastern Finland. The measured concentrations were converted into annual Be-10 deposition rates by using the weights of dried samples as an estimation of sedimentation rates and scaling the result from sampling to catchment area size. We compare the lake catchment Be-10 deposition rates to those derived from the Greenlandic ice cores NGRIP and Dye-3 along with past solar activity. Sediment Be-10 concentrations range 2.1-17.6 x 10(8) atoms g(-1). The high end of this range is represented by a limited number of samples, and the average is near the lower end at 4.1 x 10(8) atoms g(-1). The deposition rates range 0.5-3.9 x 10(6) atoms cm(-2) year(-1), with an average of 1.8 x 10(6) atoms cm(-2) year (0.057 atoms cm(-2) s(-1)). We note higher Be-10 deposition during the Sporer (similar to 1415-1535 CE) and Maunder (similar to 1645-1715 CE) solar minima, and also at the onset of the Dalton (similar to 1790-1830 CE) minimum. Equally high Be-10 values in the 1840s and lower deposition during the Dalton minimum are not consistent with contemporaneous solar activity. Although this may in part be a result of incomplete measurements in the 19th century, it also shows the complexity of deposition and the intricacy of reconstructing past solar activity from sediment Be-10 data. A comparison with ice core data reveals particularly good agreement between sediment and Dye-3 Be-10 flux around 1500-1750 CE.

  • 39.
    Berggren, Ann-Marie
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
    Aldahan, Ala
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, LUVAL.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, Tandem Laboratory.
    Hansson, M.
    Steen-Larsen, H. C.
    Storm, Anna Sturevik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, LUVAL.
    Morth, C. -M
    Murad, A.
    Variability of Be-10 and delta O-18 in snow pits from Greenland and a surface traverse from Antarctica2013In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, ISSN 0168-583X, E-ISSN 1872-9584, Vol. 294, p. 568-572Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To examine temporal variability of Be-10 in glacial ice, we sampled snow to a depth of 160 cm at the NEEM (North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling) drilling site in Greenland. The samples span three years between the summers of 2006 and 2009. At the same time, spatial variability of Be-10 in glacial ice was explored through collection of the upper similar to 5 cm of surface snow in Antarctica during part of the Swedish-Japanese traverse from Svea to Syowa station during the austral summer in 2007-2008. The results of the Greenlandic 1 Be snow suggested variable concentrations that apparently do not clearly reflect the seasonal change as indicated by the delta O-18 data. The Be-10 concentration variability most likely reflects also effects of aerosol loading and deposition pathways, possibly in combination with post-depositional processes. The Antarctic traverse data expose a negative correlation between Be-10 and delta O-18, while there are weaker but still significant correlations to altitude and distance to the coast (approximated by the distance to the 70th latitude). These relationships indicate that geographical factors, mainly the proximity to the coast, may strongly affect 1 Be concentrations in snow in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica.

  • 40.
    Berggren, Ann-Marie
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, LUVAL.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, Tandem Laboratory.
    Aldahan, Ala
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, LUVAL.
    Enhanced beam currents with co-precipitated niobium as a matrix for AMS measurements of 10Be2010In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, ISSN 0168-583X, E-ISSN 1872-9584, Vol. 268, no 7-8, p. 795-798Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    When dealing with small amounts of 10Be, it is challenging to achieve the good performance in the ion source that is needed to enable a reliable AMS measurement. We have co-precipitated beryllium with dissolved NbCl5, using a range of mixing ratios, to establish an optimal and practical procedure. 9Be16O beam currents for co-precipitated samples of 9Be-Nb are often higher, but show a slower rise than for samples either co-precipitated or mixed with silver. However, while the Ag sample currents soon deteriorate, Nb sample currents stay high for an extended time, leading to higher measuring performance and better statistics. Although co-precipitated Be-Nb mixtures do not reach such high beam currents as BeO mechanically mixed with Nb powder, we prefer co-precipitation as it provides enough material for handling and an additional mixing step is avoided. We recommend use of NbCl5 as an alternative to AgNO3 on account of the much lower boron association of niobium compared to silver. No critical limit in the matrix:Be mixing ratio was observed, but we note a steady decline of maximum currents reached with increasing mixing ratio.

  • 41. Bergmann, Olaf
    et al.
    Zdunek, Sofia
    Felker, Anastasia
    Salehpour, Mehran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Alkass, Kanar
    Bernard, Samuel
    Sjostrom, Staffan L.
    Szewczykowska, Mirosawa
    Jackowska, Teresa
    dos Remedios, Cris
    Malm, Torsten
    Andrae, Michaela
    Jashari, Ramadan
    Nyengaard, Jens R.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Jovinge, Stefan
    Druid, Henrik
    Frisen, Jonas
    Dynamics of Cell Generation and Turnover in the Human Heart2015In: Cell, ISSN 0092-8674, E-ISSN 1097-4172, Vol. 161, no 7, p. 1566-1575Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The contribution of cell generation to physiological heart growth and maintenance in humans has been difficult to establish and has remained controversial. We report that the full complement of cardiomyocytes is established perinataly and remains stable over the human lifespan, whereas the numbers of both endothelial and mesenchymal cells increase substantially from birth to early adulthood. Analysis of the integration of nuclear bomb test-derived C-14 revealed a high turnover rate of endothelial cells throughout life (>15% per year) and more limited renewal of mesenchymal cells (<4% per year in adulthood). Cardiomyocyte exchange is highest in early childhood and decreases gradually throughout life to <1% per year in adulthood, with similar turnover rates in the major subdivisions of the myocardium. We provide an integrated model of cell generation and turnover in the human heart.

  • 42. Bergsaker, H.
    et al.
    Bykov, I.
    Petersson, P.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, Tandem Laboratory.
    Likonen, J.
    Koivuranta, S.
    Coad, J. P.
    Van Renterghem, W.
    Uytdenhouwen, I.
    Widdowson, A. M.
    Microscopically nonuniform deposition and deuterium retention in the divertor in JET with ITER-like wall2015In: Journal of Nuclear Materials, ISSN 0022-3115, E-ISSN 1873-4820, Vol. 463, p. 956-960Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The divertor surfaces in JET with ITER-like wall (ILW) have been studied using micro ion beam analysis (mu-IBA) methods and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Deposited layers with beryllium as main constituent had been formed during plasma operations through 2011-2012. The deuterium trapping and impurity deposition were non-uniform, frequently enhanced within pits, cracks and valleys, regions reaching in size from 10 mu m to 200 mu m. The impurity deposition and fuel retention were correlated with the surface slope with respect to the direction of ion incidence. Typically more than 70% of the total measured areal density of trapped D was found in less than 30% of the surface area. This is of consequence for the interpretation of other surface analyses and in extrapolation from fuel retention in JET with ITER-like wall and rough divertor surfaces to ITER with smoother surfaces.

  • 43. Bergsaker, H.
    et al.
    Bykov, I.
    Petersson, P.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, Tandem Laboratory.
    Likonen, J.
    Koivuranta, S.
    Coad, J. P.
    Widdowson, A. M.
    Microstructure and inhomogeneous fuel trapping at divertor surfaces in the JET tokamak2014In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, ISSN 0168-583X, E-ISSN 1872-9584, Vol. 332, p. 266-270Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The plasma deposited layers at divertor surfaces in the JET tokamak with carbon wall have been studied post mortem, using micro ion beam analysis (mu-IBA) methods, optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The layers were formed during plasma operations over different periods through 1998-2009. They frequently have a columnar structure. For mu-IBA a 3 MeV He-3 beam was used, focused to about 5-15 mu m size. Nuclear reaction analysis was used to measure D, Be and C. Elemental mapping was carried out both at the original surface and on polished layer cross sections. Trapped deuterium is predominantly found in remote areas on the horizontal bottom divertor tiles and in regions with locally enhanced deuterium concentration on the vertical tiles. Pockets with enhanced deuterium concentration are found in the carbon fibre composite (CFC) substrate. Areas with dimensions of about 100 mu m with enhanced deuterium concentration are also found inside the deposited layers. The inhomogeneous fuel trapping is tentatively explained with co-deposition in partly protected pits in the substrate and by incorporation of dust particles in the growing layers.

  • 44. Bergsaker, H.
    et al.
    Petersson, P.
    Bykov, I.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Likonen, J.
    Koivuranta, S.
    Coad, J. P.
    Widdowson, A. M.
    Microanalysis of deposited layers in the divertor of JET following operations with carbon wall2013In: Journal of Nuclear Materials, ISSN 0022-3115, E-ISSN 1873-4820, Vol. 438, p. S668-S672Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Elemental mapping of cross sections of deposited layers on inboard tiles in the JET divertor after exposure to plasma operations with carbon wall are presented. The study was made using microbeam ion beam analysis methods in combination with optical microscopy and SEM. The surfaces had been exposed to plasma through different periods of operation (1998-2007, 2007-2009 and 1998-2009). The texture and composition of the layers are non-uniform. The physical structures include columnar, lamellar and disordered globular appearances. The distribution of trapped deuterium was frequently found to be lamellar, with well-defined sub layers with higher deuterium concentration. However, 3D regions with dimensions of about 100 mu m with enhanced deuterium content were also found, both at the layer surfaces and in the layer cross sections. The distributions of beryllium and Inconel components were lamellar but did not otherwise show large non-uniformity on the same scale length as the deuterium. (C) 2013 Euratom. Published by Elsevier B. V. All rights reserved.

  • 45. Bergsaker, H.
    et al.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, Tandem Laboratory.
    Bykov, I.
    Heinola, K.
    Petersson, P.
    Miettunen, J.
    Widdowson, A.
    Riccardo, V.
    Nunes, I.
    Stamp, M.
    Brezinsek, S.
    Groth, M.
    Kurki-Suonio, T.
    Likonen, J.
    Coad, J. P.
    Borodin, D.
    Kirschner, A.
    Schmid, K.
    Krieger, K.
    First results from the Be-10 marker experiment in JET with ITER-like wall2014In: Nuclear Fusion, ISSN 0029-5515, E-ISSN 1741-4326, Vol. 54, no 8, p. 082004-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    When the ITER-like wall was installed in JET, one of the 218 Be inner wall guard limiter tiles had been enriched with Be-10 as a bulk isotopic marker. During the shutdown in 2012-2013, a set of tiles were sampled nondestructively to collect material for accelerator mass spectroscopy measurements of Be-10 concentration. The letter shows how the marker experiment was set up, presents first results and compares them to preliminary predictions of marker redistribution, made with the ASCOT numerical code. Finally an outline is shown of what experimental data are likely to become available later and the possibilities for comparison with modelling using the WallDYN, ERO and ASCOT codes are discussed.

  • 46.
    Bergsåker, H.
    et al.
    Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan.
    Emmoth, B.
    Petersson, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics.
    Coad, J.P.
    Likonen, J.
    Nuclear reaction analysis with ion microbeam of cross sections of surface layers deposited in tokamak divertor2007In: Journal of Nuclear Materials, ISSN 0022-3115, E-ISSN 1873-4820, Vol. 362, no 2-3, p. 215-221Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ion micro beam analysis has been applied to the investigation of plasma deposited layers covering the divertor tiles in the JET tokamak. Since the layers are about 100 μm thick they are too thick to be completely investigated by ordinary ion beam analysis. Cross sections of the layers were prepared by cutting and polishing. Elemental depth profiles were determined from the two dimensional images that could be derived by nuclear reaction analysis and resonant backscattering spectrometry, using ion beams focused to a few μm spot size. A combination of analysis methods are shown, which allow measurements of the concentration profiles of carbon, beryllium, deuterium, oxygen and stainless steel components at levels of a few percent, with an accuracy better than 10%.

  • 47.
    Blom, Tobias
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Applied Materials Sciences.
    Jafri, Hassan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Applied Materials Sciences.
    Di Cristo, Valentina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Applied Materials Sciences.
    Carva, Karel
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Materials Theory.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics.
    Sanyal, Biplab
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Materials Theory.
    Grennberg, Helena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC.
    Jansson, Ulf
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Materials Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry.
    Eriksson, Olle
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Materials Theory.
    Leifer, Klaus
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Applied Materials Sciences.
    Conduction properties of graphene as a function of ion irradiation and acid treatment2011In: Graphene 2011 - 11th to 14th April 2011. Bilbao, Spain., 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 48. Borge, M. J. G.
    et al.
    Fraile, L. M.
    Fynbo, H. O. U.
    Jonson, B.
    Kirsebom, O. S.
    Nilsson, T.
    Nyman, G.
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Riisager, K.
    Tengblad, O.
    Rare beta p decays in light nuclei2013In: Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, ISSN 0954-3899, E-ISSN 1361-6471, Vol. 40, no 3, p. 035109-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Beta-delayed proton emission may occur at very low rates in the decays of the light nuclei Be-11 and B-8. This paper explores the potential physical significance of such decays, estimates their rates and reports on first attempts to detect them: an experiment at ISOLDE/CERN gives a branching ratio for Be-11 of ( 2.5 +/- 2.5) x 10(-6) and an experiment at JYFL a 95% confidence upper limit of 2.6 x 10(-5) for B-8.

  • 49.
    Buraglio, N
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences.
    Aldahan, A
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
    Possnert, G
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences.
    Analytical techniques and application of 129I in natural water.2000In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Vol. 172, p. 518-523Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 50.
    Buraglio, N
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Jonfysik.
    Aldahan, A
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
    Possnert, G
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences. Jonfysik.
    I-129 measurements at the Uppsala tandem accelerator2000In: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS, ISSN 0168-583X, Vol. 161, p. 240-244Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Uppsala tandem accelerator system has been improved for application in I-129 AMS. At present routine measurements at 3% relative error are performed on water samples. The accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) system background is < 10(-14), but when car

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