While the technique is clearly surging ahead cosmogenic nuclide surface exposure dating is far from reaching its limits.
Span classnews_dtnov 03 2010spannbsp018332summary in theory one can tune the burialdating method to have better precision and a much wider range of applicability by using a range of nuclide pairs beyond al26be10 this is really interesting other important point i havent discussed at all the possibility of using three nuclides in the same sample.
Cosmogenic radionuclide dating the most common of these dating techniques is cosmogenic radionuclide dating earth is constantly bombarded with primary cosmic rays high energy charged particles mostly protons and alpha particles these particles interact with atoms in atmospheric gases producing a cascade of secondary particles.
Over the next three decades methods were developed that could measure cosmogenic isotopes in minerals at the precision necessary for surface exposure dating however since the mid1980s there has been a comparable revolution in quaternary science due to applications of terrestrial cosmogenic nuclides tcn produced in situ.
Cosmogenic nuclide geochronology main article cosmogenic radionuclide dating a series of related techniques for determining the age at which a geomorphic surface was created exposure dating or at which formerly surficial materials were buried burial dating.
Cosmogenic nuclide geochronology a series of techniques to find the age when a surface was created or exposed exposure dating uses.
An isochron method for cosmogenicnuclide dating of buried soils and sediments greg balco and charles w rovey ii abstract we describe an improved method for dating buried paleosols using.