Red-IR stimulated luminescence in K-feldspar: Single or multiple trap origin?

Martin Thalbitzer Andersen, Mayank Jain, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg

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We investigate on the origins of the infra-red stimulated luminescence (IRSL) signals in 3 potassium feldspars based on IR-red spectroscopy (700–1050 nm) using a fiber-coupled tunable Ti:Sapphire laser, in combination with different thermal and optical (pre)treatments of the samples. We also measure dose-response curves with different wavelengths and at different stimulation temperatures so as to be able to distinguish between traps based on their electron trapping cross-sections. Our data suggest that the dosimetric signals, IRSL, and the post IR-IRSL in K-feldspars arise from a single electron trapping centre. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Pages (from-to)043507
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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