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A laboratory model especially created to “reproduce”, i.e.
to simulate the physical/chemical conditions of the 1532 Chambéry fire was developed for the purpose of determining experimentally the probability that fire-induced chemical modifications of the Turin Shroud textile cellulose had occurred and evaluating its possible impact on the radiocarbon dating results.
Chemical methods for separating the organic (collagen) from the inorganic (apatite) components of bone created the opportunity to date both components and compare the results.
The collagen fraction usually yields more reliable dates than the apatite fraction (see Dates on bones).
In these studies, both old Russian and old Middle Eastern (En Gedi, Israel,100) linen textile samples were tested by near-IR reflectance spectrophotometry, field ionization/field desorption mass spectrometry, and conventional AMS analysis.
We found that the different fire-simulating model conditions were able to promote the carboxylation of unscreened OH-groups in textile cellulose molecules.
In addition to various pre-treatments, the sample must be burned and converted to a form suitable for the counter.
Any organic material that is available in sufficient quantity can be prepared for radiocarbon dating.
Acids may be used to eliminate contaminating carbonates.
Bases may be used to remove contaminating humic acids.
This means that half of the c14 has decayed by the time an organism has been dead for 5568 years, and half of the remainder has decayed by 11,136 years after death, etc.
The diminishing levels via decay means that the effective limit for using c14 to estimate time is about 50,000 years. Subsequent work has shown that the half-life of radiocarbon is actually 5730 ± 40 years, a difference of 3% compared to the Libby half-life.