Radiometric dating is used to date materials using the decay rate of a radioactive. Radiometric dating, often called radioactive dating, is a technique used to.
Several dozen methods exist, using different radioactive isotopes and decay products, with varied dating ranges and precision. The procedure, however, is. The technique of comparing the abundance ratio of a radioactive isotope to a reference isotope to determine the age of a material is called radioactive dating. Many isotopes have been studied, probing a wide range of time.