Optically stimulated luminescence dating of fluvial deposits a review


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This is because water attenuates (scatters) the radiation, reducing the total radiation dose that the sample has been exposed to.

In addition to radiation from the surrounding sediment, OSL samples are affected by a cosmic dose rate, which reduces as the amount of sediment the sample is buried under increases.

When these quartz or feldspar minerals are exposed to the ionising radiation emitted by the radioactive isotopes in zircons, electrons within the crystals migrate and become trapped in their crystal structure.

The number of trapped electrons depends on the total amount of radiation that the mineral has been exposed to.

The radiation dose rate is also measured in grays, but as we calculate the dose rate per thousand years, it is grays per thousand years (Gy/ka). A robust feldspar luminescence dating method for Middle and Late Pleistocene sediments.