However, experimental evidence indicates that C14 decay is slowing down and that millennia ago it decayed much faster than is observed today.

The next panel meeting for consideration of applications will be on .

To apply for radiocarbon dating support you need to be from a UK academic institution and be eligible to apply for a grant to the relevant research council.

The stable C12 and C13, and the unstable or radioactive Carbon 14. Only one C14 atom exists for every one trillion C12 atoms.

Nitrogen atoms in the upper atmosphere are struck by cosmic radiation and create C14 atoms.

Radiocarbon or C14 dating employs complex systems of measuring the unstable isotopes in once living matter.

There are three forms of carbon that naturally occur forming the building blocks of all plant and animal life.

The samples will be delivered to our Miami lab faster via overnight courier services.

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As with any radioactive particle it decays over time. Libby in 1948 at the University of Chicago, showed that C14, tested in his laboratory, decayed at the rate that, projected out, would cause half of its weight to be lost in 5568 years.