You might be able to get by building your own equipment to some degree, but I think you are really going to find yourself in a pickle at the end of the process when you need to actually measure the amount of carbon 12, 13, and 14 in the final sample to compare their relative amounts.Do you think you could build the accelerator described at the end of the video as a DIY project at home?The Oxalic acid standard was made from a crop of 1955 sugar beet. The isotopic ratio of HOx I is -19.3 per mille with respect to (wrt) the PBD standard belemnite (Mann, 1983). T designation SRM 4990 C) was made from a crop of 1977 French beet molasses.The Oxalic acid standard which was developed is no longer commercially available. In the early 1980's, a group of 12 laboratories measured the ratios of the two standards.Unlike trace fossils, molds and casts, which form a three-dimensional shape of the object or organism, carbon film fossils are two-dimensional, like a drawing.
A copy of this paper may be found in the Radiocarbon Home Page The radiocarbon age of a sample is obtained by measurement of the residual radioactivity. T (National Institute of Standards and Technology; Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA) Oxalic Acid I (C). The activity of 1890 wood is corrected for radioactive decay to 1950.In fact, anyone who was interested enough to invest in a lab capable of making these kinds of measurements would surely not keep it as a mere DIY hobby.This video may give you some idea of the equipment you would need to have. Seek out a job in a professional laboratory as a lab assistant. If you're really good they might even let you actually do an experiment yourself.A carbon film is made when the oxygen, hydrogen and nitrogen of the organism disappear, leaving a thin layer of carbon.This process is known as distillation or carbonization.