Fundamental investigations of natural and laboratory generated SAR dose response curves for quartz OSL in the high dose range

Alida Timar-Gabor, Daniela Constantin, Jan-Pieter Buylaert, Mayank Jain, Andrew Murray, A.G. Wintle

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    Abstract

    SAR-OSL investigations on quartz from Romanian loess resulted in non concordant fine and coarse-grain ages for equivalent doses higher than ~100 Gy. The laboratory dose response for both grain sizes is well represented by a sum of two saturating exponential functions, fine and coarse grains characterised by D01 and D02 values of ~140 and ~1400 Gy and ~65 and ~650 Gy respectively. Pulsed OSL experiments confirmed that this behaviour is almost certainly inherent to quartz and not caused by contamination with another mineral. Natural doseeresponse curves do not follow the same pattern and enter saturation much earlier. Analysis of time resolved spectra indicated similar luminescence lifetimes for both fine and coarse quartz grains, and natural and laboratory generated OSL signals seem to use the same non-dosedependent recombination pathways. The natural signals of a sample with an expected equivalent dose of 2000e2500 Gy were found to be below the saturation level of the laboratory dose response curve for both grain sizes; this also applied to the luminescence signals measured after >5000 Gy given on top of natural doses. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalRadiation Measurements
    Volume81
    Pages (from-to)150–156
    ISSN1350-4487
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event14th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating - Montréal, Canada
    Duration: 7 Jul 201511 Jul 2015
    Conference number: 14

    Conference

    Conference14th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating
    Number14
    CountryCanada
    CityMontréal
    Period07/07/201511/07/2015

    Keywords

    • Quartz
    • CW-OSL
    • TR-OSL
    • SAR protocol
    • Dose response

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