The target and control samples are converted to pure carbon and then compressed into tiny carbon pellets inside the holders on the carousel wheel:"Next the sample became a target. loaded into tiny target holders, and thousands of pounds of pressure per square inch was applied with a drill press.The Shroud sample was now a target for the beam of caesium atoms which was to be fired at it".]This CEDAD carousel wheel has 12 target holders and is of unknown diameter.
According to radiocarbon dating done in 1988, the cloth was only 728 years old at the time.I intend to keep updating this thread as more information comes to light. The differences among these accounts weaken the accounts' credibility.If you think anything should be added or changed, you can leave a comment here or send me an email. date for the other end led to a garbled memory of 1200 A. Whatever the case, it's easy to think of ways in which these numbers could get garbled over time. But just as we don't want to underestimate the differences, we also don't want to overestimate them.For a few decades, accounts have been circulating about alleged dating work done on a piece of the Shroud of Turin in the early 1980s.Unfortunately, the accounts have been largely unsubstantiated, vague, and inconsistent.A weight of 20th century carbon equaling nearly two times the weight of the Shroud carbon itself would be required to change a 1st century date to the 14th century (see It may interest skeptics to know that many people of faith believe that there is scientific evidence which supports their belief in the shroud's authenticity.