Using these methods, the scientist determines a date range for when an event took place rather than where it fits in the overall record. The techniques scientist need for absolute dating did not become available until the later half of the 20th century.
And plants are really just made out of that fixed carbon, that carbon that was taken in gaseous form and put into, I guess you could say, into kind of a solid form, put it into a living form.
And it has seven protons, and it also has seven neutrons.
So the different versions of a given element, those are each called isotopes.
So it'll decay back into nitrogen-14, and in beta decay you emit an electron and an electron anti-neutrino.
But essentially what you have happening here is you have one of the neutrons is turning into a proton and emitting this stuff in the process.
But every now and then one of those neutrons will bump into one of the nitrogen-14's in just the right way so that it bumps off one of the protons in the nitrogen and essentially replaces that proton with itself.