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The following table shows all the Qumran-related samples that were tested by Zurich (Z), Tucson (T) and Libby (L).
However, as the quantity of 14 absorbed by all life fluctuates from year to year, the figure must be calibrated based on known fluctuation.
Protons and neutrons make up the center (nucleus) of the atom, and electrons form shells around the nucleus.
The number of protons in the nucleus of an atom determines the element.
Additionally, with works of art on paper, we do not often have an expendable sample for this type of analysis.
Unlike the Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy described in the two previous posts which require no sample and were used to investigate pigments and adhesives used on the papyrus, C-14 dating requires a sample from the object, usually about 5 mg, which is destroyed during testing.
So even we humans are radioactive because of trace amounts of radiocarbon in our bodies.