I was never a "pure scientist" in the sense of doing pure scientific research, unfortunately.
In fact, anyone who was interested enough to invest in a lab capable of making these kinds of measurements would surely not keep it as a mere DIY hobby.
An isotope is a form of an element with a certain number of neutrons, which are the subatomic particles found in the nucleus of an atom that have no charge.
Description: Before long I was actually designing brand new experiments as well as automated test equipment that I designed, built and programmed myself. Archaeology and other human sciences use radiocarbon dating to prove or disprove theories.