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Libby Develops Radiocarbon Dating

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[[Image:Atomic Clock.jpg|thumb|right|Louis Essen standing next to the world's first atomic clock (1955).]]
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In 1948, Willard Frank Libby developed the theory of radiocarbon dating.
 
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In 1948, Willard Frank Libby developed the theory of an atomic clock and [[Charles Townes|Charles Hard Townes]] took the research further by using an ammonia molecule. In 1955, Louis Essen built the first accurate atomic clock when he used cesium, which is the current timekeeping standard.
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'''See also:''' [[Oral-History:Charles Townes (1991)|Charles Townes' 1991 Oral History]], [[Oral-History:Charles H. Townes (1992)|Charles Townes' 1992 Oral History]]
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In 1948, Willard Frank Libby developed the theory of radiocarbon dating.