Minerals used in isotopic dating


23-Jul-2020 13:00

Radiometric dating, radioactive dating or radioisotope dating is a technique which is used to date materials such as rocks or carbon, in which trace radioactive impurities were selectively incorporated when they were formed.The method compares the abundance of a naturally occurring radioactive isotope within the material to the abundance of its decay products, which form at a known constant rate of decay.and most refined of the radiometric dating schemes.

Together with stratigraphic principles, radiometric dating methods are used in geochronology to establish the geologic time scale.After one half-life has elapsed, one half of the atoms of the nuclide in question will have decayed into a "daughter" nuclide or decay product.