Fading characteristics of martian analogue materials and the applicability of a correction procedure
Publication: Research - peer-review › Journal article – Annual report year: 2008
The anomalous fading of trapped charge in martian analogue materials such as basalt and andesite rock samples is measured. Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) signals show rapid fading (of between 4% and 27% per decade). Fading rates obtained using high temperature thermoluminescence signals are smaller. The importance of knowing whether a standard fading correction method is applicable to samples of unknown age is illustrated by application to an 'infinitely old' known-age basalt, for which both the uncorrected and fading-corrected natural signals lie within the approximately linear region of the growth curve. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|State||Published - 2008|
|Event||Solid State Dosimetry Conference - Delft (NL)|
|Conference||Solid State Dosimetry Conference|
|Period||01/01/2007 → …|
|Citations||Web of Science® Times Cited: 31|