Half-life of Radiocarbon


AFTER full discussion of the new determinations1–3 of the half-life of carbon-14, the Fifth Radiocarbon Dating Conference, meeting at Cambridge (see p. 943 of this issue of Nature), adopted the following resolution:

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GODWIN, H. Half-life of Radiocarbon. Nature 195, 984 (1962). https://doi.org/10.1038/195984a0

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