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rubidium–strontium dating

Syllabification: ru·bid·i·um–stron·ti·um dat·ing

Definition of rubidium–strontium dating in English:

noun

Geology
A method of dating rocks from the relative proportions of rubidium-87 and its decay product, strontium-87.
Example sentences
  • A fourth method, rubidium-strontium dating, is even better than potassium-argon dating for old rocks.
  • Rubidium-strontium dating relies on the decay of rubidium-87 to strontium-87.
  • Techniques such as potassium-argon dating and rubidium-strontium dating are fundamental to our ability to put a date on fossils, relating them to the span of geological time.

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