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For historical reasons, uncalibrated radiocarbon measurements are often referred to a half-life of 5568 years.However, this inconsistency is corrected during calibration [the reason for using the (Willard F.) Libby half-life of 5568 years instead of the correct one of 5730 years has to do with the finding in about 1962 that the true half-life was 573030 years.More recently, we have learned that short-term changes in C in the atmosphere can be signals of climatic changes.Because of the effects, we need to calibrate the radiocarbon age against something of known age.The formula used for this calculation is: Radiocarbon age (years BP) = -C in 1950 AD (pre-bomb) material.
A radiocarbon measurement can be obtained on a sample of ~0.5 mg of carbon, and measured to 40 years in uncalibrated radiocarbon age in a measurement time of 3040 minutes on each sample.
In the 1950s, gas-counting methods were perfected, and later, liquid scintillation counting has also been used, as we will discuss later.
Large sample sizes were needed for both counting methods, which limited their usefulness in such applications as studies of artwork, where only small samples could be taken.
This has led to a great increase in the use of C dating in applications to artwork, where conservation of the work requires removal of the smallest sample possible.
By the end of 1997, some two dozen AMS laboratories were in operation around the world, with more in the planning stages.