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carbon-14


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A naturally occurring carbonisotope that is produced in the atmosphere by cosmic ray bombardment and has a half‐life of 5700 years. It is useful for the absolute dating of samples up to 40 000 years old. See also radiocarbon dating.

Subjects: Chemistry — Environmental Science.


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