Component-resolved thermal stability and recuperation study of the LM-OSL curves of four sedimentary quartz samples
MetadataShow full item record
CitationKitis, G., Polymeris, G. S., & Kiyak, N. G. (2007). Component-resolved thermal stability and recuperation study of the LM-OSL curves of four sedimentary quartz samples. Radiation Measurements, 42(8), 1273-1279. doi:10.1016/j.radmeas.2007.05.050
Thermal stability as well as recuperation stands among the crucial general characteristics of different OSL components in quartz. Through a series of thermal stability and recuperation experiments, in conjunction with curve fitting studies, a component resolved analysis is carried out, studying these two aspects for the OSL components identified ill quartz samples collected from sites around Istanbul. A thermally unstable ultra-fast component is reported, which is almost totally removed by heating up to 250-280 degrees C. Most slow and medium components show a stability temperature region between 200 and 350 degrees C, whereas the thermal stability of the final slow component is limited Lip to almost 300 degrees C. No detectable recuperation occurs for the first five components reported. The greatest recuperation occurred in the sixth component, despite the fact that it was less than 1%.