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It is constantly being produced by a system in which cosmic rays from the sun hit atoms, releasing neutrons. Carbon-14 becomes a part of the mostly homogenous mixture of air in the atmosphere.
It can combine with other atoms and molecules such as oxygen to create carbon dioxide, or CO2.
Poznan Radiocarbon Laboratory is the first such institution in the Central-Eastern Europe.
Performance of the Poznan Radiocarbon Laboratory (PRL) is possible due to a close collaboration with the AMS Laboratory (LAMS), housed at the same floor, and leaded by the same person.
This technique works well for materials up to around 50,000 years old.
Each radioactive isotope decays by a fixed amount, and this amount is called the half-life.
Libby was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work in 1960.
Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere contains a constant amount of carbon-14, and as long as an organism is living, the amount of carbon-14 inside it is the same as the atmosphere.
This involves ionizing the carbon compounds, accelerating them to extremely high energies with a particle accelerator and bending the ions' paths with an electric field.