Thermoluminescence dating ceramics

Better still, unlike radiocarbon dating, the effect luminescence dating measures increases with time.

The possibility of making use of TL stored in a mineral or pottery sample was first proposed by chemist Farrington Daniels in the 1950s. Applications and limitations of thermoluminescence to date quaternary sediments.

We have 3 fully automated, computer operated Riso Minisys TL readers for measuring the TL.

Sample discs are mounted on a wheel and the readers are programmed to run heating and irradiation sequences.

The TL is measured using a sensitive detector called a photomultiplier tube.

The total amount of The samples are heated and the data appears as a graph of TL against temperature, called a glow-curve.

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