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Radioisotopic dating with isotopes of different masses

  1. Feb 6, 2017 #1

    Astronuc

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    Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-01-paper-spotlights-key-flaw-widely.html#jCp

    Robert B. Hayes. Some Mathematical and Geophysical Considerations in Radioisotope Dating Applications, Nuclear Technology (2017). DOI: 10.13182/NT16-98 (Requires purchase or subscription)
     
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  3. Feb 7, 2017 #2

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    What? It uses the C14/C12 ratio. But diffusion of carbon over timescales relevant for carbon dating would be very odd, and you just have the smaller isotope difference instead of a chemical difference.
     
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