Who discovered radioactive dating?

Answer 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 »

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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 »

How do you define radioactive dating?

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 »

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 »

Who discovered radiocarbon dating?

Willard Frank Libby (1908-1980), an American chemist, developed radiocarbon dating in 1947 while working at the Institute for Nuclear Studies at the University of Chicago. He was awarded the Nobel ... Read More »