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Carbon has an atomic number of 6, an atomic weight of 12.011, and has three isotopes: carbon-12, carbon-13, and carbon-14.
The AMS Laboratory was founded in 1981 by Professors Douglas J. Damon (Geosciences) with support from the National Science Foundation.
This dramatically improves accuracy, and reduces the amount of carbon required from about 10 grams to only a few milligrams.
In recent years, dating methods based on cosmogenic isotopes other than carbon (such as beryllium-10 and chlorine-36) have been developed, which allow for the dating of a wider variety of objects over much longer time scales.
In this way, calibration tables have been developed that eliminate the discrepancy.
Despite its usefulness, radiocarbon dating has a number of limitations.