Radioactive dating

Authors

  • Promita Ghosh

Keywords:

Radioactive, radionuclides, emission

Abstract

This article is about the radioactive dating techniques used to determine the age of rocks, minerals etc.

The decay of radionuclides is independent of the physical and chemical conditions imposed on them. The decay of an individual nucleus however is a random process, but nevertheless the gross decay of many nuclei in a given sample provides a convinient way of measuring time. This is the basis of radioactive dating technique.

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References

Modern atomic and nuclear physics—A.B. Gupta.

Published

2021-07-10

How to Cite

[1]
P. . Ghosh, “Radioactive dating”, TEMSJ, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 74-75, Jul. 2021.

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