Read the passage in this science printable to learn about the history of radioactive dating and its uses.Students will answer comprehension questions and solve word problems using a table with information about the half-lives of radioactive elements.Learn about different types of radiometric dating, such as carbon dating.Understand how decay and half life work to enable radiometric dating.C and counting the amount of each) allows one to date the death of the once-living things.Perhaps you have heard of Ice Man, a man living in the Alps who died and was entombed in glacial ice until recently when the ice moved and melted.The man's body was recovered and pieces of tissue were studied for their C content by accelerator mass spectroscopy.The best estimate from this dating technique says the man lived between 33 BC. From the ratio, the time since the formation of the rock can be calculated.
Much of the information presented in this section is based upon the Stuiver and Polach (1977) paper "Discussion: Reporting of C14 data". 1890 wood was chosen as the radiocarbon standard because it was growing prior to the fossil fuel effects of the industrial revolution.
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Activity of a radioactive sample is defined as the number of decays per unit second and is measured in Bq: The activity of a sample depends on the decay constant, λ, and the number of isotopes at a given time: At any given time C) of .
The technique of comparing the abundance ratio of a radioactive isotope to a reference isotope to determine the age of a material is called radioactive dating.
Many isotopes have been studied, probing a wide range of time scales.