Question: What is the name of the isotope used to determine the age of carbon?

Carbon-14 dating, also called radiocarbon dating, method of age determination that depends upon the decay to nitrogen of radiocarbon (carbon-14).

Which isotope of carbon is used to determine the age of ancient remains?

carbon-14 Radiocarbon helps date ancient objects—but its not perfect. For nearly 70 years, archaeologists have been measuring carbon-14 levels to date sites and artifacts. Nothing good can last—and in the case of carbon-14, a radioactive isotope found in Earths atmosphere, thats great news for archaeologists.

What is the isotope name for carbon-14?

radiocarbon Carbon-14 (14C), or radiocarbon, is a radioactive isotope of carbon with an atomic nucleus containing 6 protons and 8 neutrons.

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