Dosimetry techniques in thermoluminescence dating

V. Mejdahl

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    Abstract

    The principles employed at Risø for dating of ceramics and heated stones from archaeological excavation sites are outlined. The accumulateo exposure is evaluated from the thermoluminescence emitted by quartz and feldspar inclusions with a size of 0.3 - 0. 5 mm. The environmental radiation and the radiation from radioisotopes embedded in the ceramics or the stones are measured by means of the TL phosphors CaSO^Dy andCaSO.iMnrespectively. The dosimetry techniques and the preparation and properties of the two phosphors are described. The effect of a number of random and systematic errors associated with TL dating is discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationRoskilde, Denmark
    PublisherRisø National Laboratory
    Number of pages46
    ISBN (Print)8755001378
    Publication statusPublished - 1972
    SeriesDenmark. Forskningscenter Risoe. Risoe-R
    Number261
    ISSN0106-2840

    Keywords

    • Risø-R-261
    • Risø-261
    • Risø report 261

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