radiocarbon


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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.
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In the past the only way to date landslides in a given area was through the time-consuming and expensive process of radiocarbon dating rocks from a debris field.
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Radiocarbon dating carried out in July concluded that the manuscript may be at least 1,370 years old, meaning that it was written--at the latest--13 years after the death of the prophet Muhammad.
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Since the technique was first developed in the late 1940s, radiocarbon dating has become an essential tool for researchers in the fields of archaeology, forensics, earth science, and art forgery detection, among many other disciplines.
Experts say that the manuscript, held at the University's Cadbury Research Library, has been radiocarbon dated to the period 568-645 with 95.
Radiocarbon analysis has dated the now "globally significant" parchment bearing the text to a period between AD 568 and 645 with 95.
Radiocarbon dating found the manuscript to be at least 1,370 years old, making it among the earliest in existence.
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