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The release of radiation is also a random event and overtime the activity of the radioactive material decreases.
It is not possible to predict when an individual nucleus in a radioactive material will decay.
The release of radiation by unstable nuclei is called radioactive decay.
At an archaeological dig, a piece of wooden tool is unearthed and the archaeologist finds it to be 5,000 years old. Carbon dating has given archeologists a more accurate method by which they can determine the age of ancient artifacts. Libby invented carbon dating for which he received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1960.Another standard, Oxalic Acid II was prepared when stocks of HOx 1 began to dwindle. The ratio of the activity of Oxalic acid II to 1 is 1.29330.001 (the weighted mean) (Mann, 1983). There are other secondary radiocarbon standards, the most common is ANU (Australian National University) sucrose.The ratio of the activity of sucrose with 0.95 Ox was first measured by Polach at 1.50070.0052 (Polach, 1976b:122).