TITLE

Explosive revelations

AUTHOR(S)
Vince, Gaia
PUB. DATE
June 2014
SOURCE
New Scientist;6/7/2014, Vol. 222 Issue 2972, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the analysis of radiocarbon from nuclear bombs tests in the early 1960s in criminal forensics investigations. Topics include a radioisotope of carbon commonly used in forensics, called carbon-14, missing persons research by archaeologist Fiona Petchey at Waikato University in New Zealand using carbon-14 dating, a sharp rise and fall of atmospheric carbon, called the bomb curve, and the bomb curve's use to prevent poaching.
ACCESSION #
96384707

 

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