How do you define radioactive dating?

Answer Radioactive dating can be defined in terms of physics and measurement. Radioactive sample amount follows an exponential decay curve. Every substance used for radioactive dating has a characteristic... Read More »

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Who discovered radioactive dating?

According to the Public Broadcasting System, in 1902 Ernest Rutherford and Frederick Soddy found that radioactive elements broke down at a predictable rate (known as a half life). In 1907, Bertram ... Read More »

Who invented radioactive dating?

Willard Frank Libby, a professor at the University of Chicago, developed the Carbon 14 dating technique in 1948. The method, known as radioactive carbon dating, measures radioactive carbon activity... Read More »

What is radioactive dating called?

Scientists refer to radioactive dating---the process of determining the age of objects based on the abundance of radioactive materials found in them---as "radiometric dating." In some instances, sc... Read More »

Define "Carbon Dating"?

Carbon dating, also known as radiocarbon dating, is a method used to determine the age of carbon-containing (organic) materials as old as 60,000 years. Radiocarbon dating, which was developed in 19... Read More »