Die Fortschritte der Radiokarbon-Methode 1952—1956

Hugo Gross
In 1946, W. F. Libby published the conception of the neutrons released by the cosmic radiation being bound to transform the atmospheric nitrogen atoms into radioactive carbon of the same atomic weight, i. e. C14. In 1947, W. F. Libby and his coworkers succeeded in proving the existence of natural radiocarbon (C14) by experiment; during the next years, they developed the radiocarbon dating method and published the first C14 dates in 1950. Improved techniques devised...