Thermal quenching of thermoluminescence in quartz samples of various origins
Polymeris, George S.
Bakoglidis, K. D.
Tsirliganis, Nestor C.
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CitationSubedi, B., Afouxenidis, D., Polymeris, G., Bakoglidis, K., Raptis, S., Tsirliganis, N., & Kitis, G. (2010). THERMAL QUENCHING OF THERMOLUMINESCENCE IN QUARTZ SAMPLES OF VARIOUS ORIGINS. MEDITERRANEAN ARCHAEOLOGY & ARCHAEOMETRY, 10(4), 69-75
The effect of thermal quenching plays an important role in the thermoluminescence (TL) of quartz on which many applications of TL are based. In present work it is investigated that the thermal quenching parameters i.e. the activation energy W and the dimensionless parameter C, are more or less the same for every kind of quartzes or sample dependent on strong external treatment like a high temperature annealing. This preliminary investigation of seven quartz samples of different origin showed that the thermal quenching parameters W and C are common (universal) for most of the quartz samples.