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- These data were compared with the distribution of radiocarbon in free glucose and fructose isolated from the same sample.
- Dark Age people might possibly have been burning very old wood, if they'd found it in a bog, and in that case radiocarbon would date the growth of the tree, not the time if its burning.
- Some of these neutrons react with nitrogen atoms in air, converting them into a radioactive isotope of carbon: carbon - 14 or radiocarbon, with eight neutrons in each nucleus.
- Living organisms acquire a characteristic minor fraction of radiocarbon by equilibrating with the carbon dioxide of ambient air or surrounding waters.
- Also contamination of an object with more recent radiocarbon, leading to an inaccurate date, is always a threat and difficult to detect.