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When cosmic rays enter the earth's atmosphere, they undergo various interactions with gas molecules which results in the production of fast moving neutrons. These energetic neutrons dissociate a nitrogen molecule into atoms and then reacts with these atoms to form 14 C. The reaction can be written as: [3]

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Where t 1/2  is the half-life of the isotope carbon 14, t is the age of the fossil (or the date of death) and ln() is the natural logarithm function.  If the fossil has 35% of its carbon 14 still, then we can substitute values into our equation.


Carbon dating nitrogen

Carbon dating nitrogen