Once contamination has been removed, samples must be converted to a form suitable for the measuring technology to be used.
From this, Libby came up with the idea of measuring the decay of C 14 as a method of dating organic material.
And we'll show a neutron with a lowercase n, and a 1 for its mass number.
Description: To determine the age of a sample whose activity has been measured by beta counting, the ratio of its activity to the activity of the standard must be found. Radiocarbon decays slowly in a living organism, and the amount lost is continually replenished as long as the organism takes in air or food.