Watch alpha particles escape from a Polonium nucleus, causing radioactive alpha decay.See how random decay times relate to the half life.Possible other sources of correlation Anomalies of radiometric dating Why a low anomaly percentage is meaningless The biostrategraphic limits issue Preponderance of K-Ar dating Excuses for anomalies Need for a double-blind test Possible changes in the decay rate Isochrons Atlantic sea floor dating Dating Meteorites Conclusion Gentry's radiohaloes in coalified wood Carbon 14 dating Tree ring chronologies Coral dating Varves Growth of coral reefs Evidence for catastrophe in the geologic column Rates of erosion Reliability of creationist sources Radiometric dating methods estimate the age of rocks using calculations based on the decay rates of radioactive elements such as uranium, strontium, and potassium.
(Previously part of the Nuclear Physics simulation - now there are separate Alpha Decay and Nuclear Fission sims.) Start a chain reaction, or introduce non-radioactive isotopes to prevent one. (Previously part of the Nuclear Physics simulation - now there are separate Alpha Decay and Nuclear Fission sims.) Learn about different types of radiometric dating, such as carbon dating.
Understand how decay and half life work to enable radiometric dating to work.
Play a game that tests your ability to match the percentage of the dating element that remains to the age of the object.
The technique of comparing the abundance ratio of a radioactive isotope to a reference isotope to determine the age of a material is called radioactive dating.
The explosion and nine-day fire sent radioactive isotopes in many directions, and ended up causing incalculable amounts of biological damage and death. It's still highly radioactive today.) So now that we understand how it works, the evolutionist theory for C14 dating states that if you test an object for C14, and it only has about half the amount of C14 known to be in the atmosphere (i.e.