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From 1964 through 2012, seven attempts were made to directly measure the half-life of Rb.
The results of these measurements have varied from 4.77 ± 0.10 x 10 and is the current value recommended by the Union of Geological Sciences.
First is the extremely long half-life of Rb, and second is because Rb beta decays with a relatively small energy of 275 ke V.
During beta decay, the decay energy is shared; thus, the emitted beta particle has a spectrum of energies rather than a single unique energy, making direct detection of the beta particle difficult.
Like potassium (K), rubidium is an alkali metal and therefore chemically behaves much like potassium.
Physically, it has an ionic radius of 1.48 Å, which is close to potassium’s (1.33 Å) and therefore should move within a crystal structure in a similar manner.
Ngauruhoe in New Zealand gave isochron dates of between 270,000 years and 3.9 billion years—from rocks known to be less than 60 years old! Models, no matter how elegant their mathematics, are only as good as their assumptions and how well they reproduce reality through observation and experimental data.
The scientific method simply does not allow isochron-model dating to be presented as scientific fact.
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