Chemical workings of radioactive dating
In this paper, we will be concerned with the determination of realistic age constraints from nucleocosmochronology.
Subsequently, the defining works in nucleosynthesis theory by Burbidge U are synthesized.
The task, since then, has been to identify the astrophysical site for the operation of this nucleosynthesis process and to calculate the appropriate rates of production as a function of time over the course of galactic evolution.
The uncertainties introduced by the subtraction of the s-process contribution to isolate the cosmoradiogenic component are significant.
The reasonable assumption of an approximately uniform nucleosynthesis rate yields an age for the Galaxy of 12.8 ± 3 Gyr, which again is consistent with current determinations from other methods.
) the ages of white dwarfs from cooling calculations (the age of the Galactic disk? This paper will focus on radioactive dating, an approach that has played a particularly important role historically.