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Potential of the slow component of quartz OSL for age determination of sedimentary samples

Singarayer, J. S., Bailey, R.M. and Rhodes, E.J. (2000) Potential of the slow component of quartz OSL for age determination of sedimentary samples. Radiation Measurements, 32 (5-6). pp. 873-880. ISSN 1350-4487

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1016/S1350-4487(00)00074-3

Abstract/Summary

The slow component of quartz OSL exhibits a high thermal stability, and, in many of the samples studied, a high dose saturation level (several hundreds or, even thousands, of Grays). These properties suggest that the slow component has potential as a long-range dating tool. Initial attempts have been made to obtain equivalent doses for a number of sedimentary samples. Single- and multiple-aliquot techniques were modified for use with the slow component. The results indicate that there is a good potential for sediment dating, particularly for samples of significant age. Experiments concerning the optical resetting of the slow component suggest that, given its slow optical depletion rate, dating may be restricted to aeolian sediments.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:34513
Publisher:Elsevier

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