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Vauxwell's Application

Post  Vauxwell on Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:40 pm

MC user name: Vauxwell
Age: 24
Country: USA
Languages: English, limited German
Favorite thing to build and why: Automation systems, such as those used in farms and transportation systems, because they present interesting challenges to fit mechanisms and their control wiring within small spaces.
IRL hobbies: Hockey, Ice Skating, Sailing, Woodworking, Electronics
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer / Graduate Student
Pick one of the following topics, and tell us something about it - Ancient Egypt, Famous Pianists, Nuclear Physics:
Nuclear Physics: If the half-life of a radionuclide is known then it is possible to determine the number of half-lives a substance has undergone based on the amount of radionuclide present within a sample, this is the principle behind radioactive dating. This process has been used with Carbon-14 ( C-14 ) to determine the age of a sample within a historically relevant time frame. C-14 is produced at a constant rate in the upper atmosphere due to the bombardment of nitrogen by cosmic rays. This radiocarbon then mixes with the normal carbon present in the atmosphere, such as that in the form of carbon dioxide. Then, through the biological function of every living thing ordinary carbon is replaced by the radiocarbon. An exchange equilibrium is eventually reached where the organism stops taking in more than a certain amount C-14, so there then exists a fraction C-14 along with the ordinary C-12. This equilibrium is stable as long as the biological function of the organism is maintained. When the organism dies the exchange stops and the amount of C-14 will decay according to it's half life. The age of a sample can then be determined by measuring the amount of radiocarbon per gram of organic matter. Different radionuclides can be used in place of carbon-14 to measure different time intervals.


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Post  Nautik on Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:00 pm

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