radiocarbon


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

ra·di·o·car·bon

 (rā′dē-ō-kär′bən)
n.
A radioactive isotope of carbon, especially carbon-14.

radiocarbon

(ˌreɪdɪəʊˈkɑːbən)
n
(Nuclear Physics) a radioactive isotope of carbon, esp carbon-14. See carbon1

ra•di•o•car•bon

(ˌreɪ di oʊˈkɑr bən)

n.
1. Also called carbon 14. a radioactive isotope of carbon with mass number 14 and a half-life of about 5730 years: widely used in the dating of organic materials.
2. any radioactive isotope of carbon.
[1935–40]

ra·di·o·car·bon

(rā′dē-ō-kär′bən)
A radioactive isotope of carbon, especially carbon 14.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.radiocarbon - a radioactive isotope of carbon
atomic number 6, carbon, C - an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
Translations

radiocarbon

[ˌreɪdɪəʊˈkɑːbən]
A. Nradiocarbono m
B. CPD radiocarbon analysis Nanálisis m inv por radiocarbono
radiocarbon dating Ndatación f por radiocarbono
radiocarbon test Ntest m por radiocarbono

radiocarbon

radio carbon [ˌreɪdiəʊˈkɑːrbən] ncarbone m 14radiocarbon dating ndatation f au carbone 14radio cassette n (British)radiocassette mradio cassette recorder n (British)radiocassette mradio-controlled [ˌreɪdiəʊkənˈtrəʊld] adjradiocommandé(e)radio engineer ningénieur m radio invradio frequency nradiofréquence f

radiocarbon

[ˌreɪdɪəʊˈkɑːbn] nradiocarbonio

ra·di·o·car·bon

n. carbono radiactivo.
References in periodicals archive ?
The goals of this study were to estimate the age of a massive giant sea bass specimen based on visual counts of growth zones in a thin-sectioned otolith and to validate this age estimate with bomb radiocarbon dating.
The complementary application of bomb radiocarbon and tag-recapture dating was used in this study to determine valid age-estimation criteria and longevity estimates for this species.
Most people are unaware that every type of food we currently eat is measurably contaminated with a particular radioactive material from the air known as carbon-14, or radiocarbon.
Scientists have established for the first time "specific" dates for the ruling dynasties of ancient Egypt using radiocarbon technique, according to an Oxford University research.
However, in this application, scientists used the pulse of radiocarbon to analyze fat cell turnover in humans.
Thus, for example, historic dates for Egyptian artifacts are utilized to correct radiocarbon ages while in general validating the radiocarbon technique (pp.
Rogers, very recently deceased, who discovered that in the very area used to provide samples for the radiocarbon test, the Shroud linen had been mended.
Direct radiocarbon dating of prehistoric cave paintings by accelerator mass spectrometry.
New research contradicts radiocarbon dating tests carried out in the 1988 which concluded the pure linen sheet was a medieval fake.
Thirty years ago, a radiocarbon date of 'more than forty thousand years' from Lake Mungo became both a slogan for Indigenous pride and a challenging focus for archaeological science.
This article traces the metrological history of radiocarbon, from the initial breakthrough devised by Libby, to minor (evolutionary) and major (revolutionary) advances that have brought [.