Experience with the SARA OSL method

V. Mejdahl, L. Bøtter-Jensen

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    The paper describes our experience using the single aliquot regeneration added dose (SARA) OSL method during a 2-yr period for dating archaeological and geological materials. The principle of the method is outlined and a simple method for testing whether a possible sensitivity change depends on the added dose is shown. Advantages of the SARA method is discussed and results obtained using this method for 15 archaeological samples are compared with TL results. A correlation coefficient of 0.967 was found. The test also included comparison of a SARA dare with an archaeomagnetic date for a brick kiln. Identical results were obtained (1795 +/- 20 AD and 1800 +/- 20 AD, respectively). Similarly. SARA results for 14 sediments are compared with results obtained by TL and IRSL (multiple aliquots)and here the resulting correlation coefficient was 0.983. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalRadiation Measurements
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)291-294
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    Event8th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating - Canberra, Australia
    Duration: 22 Apr 199626 Apr 1996
    Conference number: 8


    Conference8th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating


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