Dating uses properties atoms
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The resulting neutrons ( but attempts to directly measure the production rate in situ were not very successful.
Libby estimated that the radioactivity of exchangeable carbon-14 would be about 14 disintegrations per minute (dpm) per gram of pure carbon, and this is still used as the activity of the modern radiocarbon standard.
In 1960, Libby was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for this work.
Liquid scintillation counting is the preferred method.
during his tenure as a professor at the University of Chicago.