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When is radiocarbon produced in the atmosphere?

When is radiocarbon produced in the atmosphere?

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A. Collision between fast neutrons and nitrogen nuclei present in the atmosphere
B. Action of ultraviolet light from the sun on atmospheric oxygen
C. Action of solar radiations particularly cosmic rays on carbon dioxide present in the atmosphere
D. Lightning discharge in atmosphere

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Asked by Meyya, Last updated: Feb 16, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered May 16, 2017

Collision between fast neutrons and nitrogen nuclei present in the atmosphere

The neutrons these are produced in atmosphere from the sun radiation i.e.cosmic rays. So that the obtained neutron is then reacts with the nitrogen which is present in the atmosphere and produce radioactive element
 

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