An Introduction to Optical Dating: The Dating of Quaternary Sediments by the Use of Photon-Stimulated Luminescence

An Introduction to Optical Dating: The Dating of Quaternary Sediments by the Use of Photon-Stimulated Luminescence

by M. J. Aitken, Martin J. Aitken

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ISBN-13: 9780198540922
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 07/28/1998
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2
2.1 Natural radioactivity
2.2 The natural dose-rate
2.3 Evaluation of dose-rate
2.4 Artificial irradiation
2.5 Dependence on rate at which dose is delivered, and on temperature
Chapter 3
3.1 Sample collection
3.2 Preparation of aliquots for OSL measurement
3.3 Measurement of OSL
Chapter 4
4.1 Unwanted signals: backgrounds and residuals
4.2 Irradiation and preheating
4.3 Multi-aliquot methods
4.4 The single-aliquot
Chapter 5
5.1 Aeolian deposits
5.2 Water-laid sediment
5.3 Organic-rich sediment
5.4 Glaciation-related deposits
5.5 Earthquake-related studies
5.6 Two unusual applications
5.7 Applications other than sediment dating
Chapter 6
6.1 Factors affecting rapidity of bleaching
6.2 The level reached
6.3 Intrinsic indications about zeroing - analysis of the shine-down curve
6.4 Other intrinsic indications about zeroing
Chapter 7
7.1 Thermal transfer
7.2 Shine-curve analysis revisited
7.3 Reasons for preheating
7.4 Preheating of feldspars and polymineral fine-grains
7.5 Preheating of quartz
7.6 Quartz preheating and sensitivity change
7.7 Retention lifetimes

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