Question: What best defines radiocarbon dating?

radiocarbon dating. noun. a technique for determining the age of organic materials, such as wood, based on their content of the radioisotope 14 C acquired from the atmosphere when they formed part of a living plant. The 14 C decays to the nitrogen isotope 14 N with a half-life of 5730 years.

Whats the definition of radiocarbon?

: radioactive carbon especially : carbon 14.

What is another word for radiocarbon dating?

What is another word for radiocarbon dating?datingthermoluminescencecarbon-15 datingcarbon datinghalf-life datingradiometric datingdendrochronologyradioactive carbon datingcarbon-14 dating

What is a synonym for isotopes?

In this page you can discover 13 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for isotope, like: isotopic, nuclide, , radionuclide, radiogenic, carbon-14, strontium, cosmogenic, isotopes, deuterium and carbon-13.

What are the two types of isotopes?

Isotope Facts All elements have isotopes. There are two main types of isotopes: stable and unstable (radioactive). There are 254 known stable isotopes.

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