How We Figure Out the Composition of a Substance by Hurling Neutrons at It

By Esther Inglis-Arkell

Archaeologists can figure out how old a substance is by radiocarbon dating, but to do that they need to know what the substance is—and that’s not always clear. Radioactive material comes to the rescue again!

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