Carbon Dating-P4

Part of "Uses of radioactive materials" lesson

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  • Created on: 03-04-13 11:29
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  • Carbon Dating
    • Cosmic ray protons
    • The rate at which C-14 (unstable) isotope decays into N-14 (stable) isoptope
    • Half life decay
    • Ratio of C-12 to C-14 found in the atmosphere at the time of the specimen's death
      • Constant rate
        • Half life of 5730
          • Half decayed-estimate when dead

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