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Radiocarbon Dating: Willard F. Libby (1908--1980) on the 25th Anniversary of His Death (2005)


On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the death of Willard F. Libby (1908--1980), who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his method to use carbon-14 for age determination in archæology, geology, geophysics, and other branches of science, this article recounts his life and achievements with an emphasis on his method of radiocarbon dating.

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Authors & Contributors
Kauffman, George B.
Olah, George A.
Van Houten, Josh
Stoicheff, Boris P.
Cordfunke, E. H. P.
Kinas, Sven
The Chemical Educator
Journal of Chemical Education
Bulletin for the History of Chemistry
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
British Journal for the History of Science
Substantia: An International Journal of the History of Chemistry
NRC Press
Amsterdam University Press
Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Oxford University Press
American Chemical Society
Nobel Prizes
Memorials; commemorations
Inventors and invention
Olah, George Andrew
Arrhenius, Svante
Herzberg, Gerhard
Hoff, Jacobus Henricus van't
Butenandt, Adolf
Bragg, William Henry
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
20th century, early
21st century
20th century, late
18th century
United States
New Zealand
Niels Bohr Institutet, Copenhagen
Carnegie Institute of Technology
American Chemical Society

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