Question: Where is carbon-14 found?

Where is carbon-14 found? All living things absorb carbon from the atmosphere, including an amount of radioactive carbon-14. It is mostly found in atmospheric carbon dioxide because that is where it is constantly being produced by collisions between nitrogen atoms and cosmic rays.

Where is carbon-14 most commonly found?

The primary natural source of carbon-14 on Earth is cosmic ray action on nitrogen in the atmosphere, and it is therefore a cosmogenic nuclide.

Where can you find carbon-14?

Carbon-14 is continually formed in nature by the interaction of neutrons with nitrogen-14 in the Earths atmosphere; the neutrons required for this reaction are produced by cosmic rays interacting with the atmosphere.

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