UW Luminescence Laboratory

Optically-Stimulated Luminescence is a late Quaternary dating technique used to date the last time quartz sediment was exposed to light. As sediment is transported by wind, water, or ice, it is exposed to sunlight and zeroed of any previous luminescence signal. Once this sediment is deposited and subsequently buried, it is removed from light and is exposed to low levels of natural radiation in the surrounding sediment. Through geologic time, quartz minerals accumulate a luminescence signal as ionizing radiation excites electrons within parent nuclei in the crystal lattice. A certain percent of the freed electrons become trapped in defects or holes in the crystal lattice of the quartz sand grain referred to as luminescent centers and accumulate over time Aitken, In our laboratory, these sediments are exposed to an external stimulus blue-green light and the trapped electrons are released.

Optically stimulated luminescence

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In the sciences, it is important to distinguish between precision and accuracy. If we use the analogue of a clock we can investigate this further. Your wrist watch may measure time with a precision of one second. A stop watch may time your race with a precision of one hundredth of a second. However, if the clocks change and you forget to reset your wrist watch, then you have a very precise time but it is not very accurate — you will be an hour early or late for all of your meetings!

Scientists want measurements that are both accurate and precise… but it can be difficult to tell sometimes whether very precise measurements are actually accurate without an independent reference age see top right image versus bottom right image. Accurate measurements fall in the bulls eye. Precise measurements are tightly clustered. Accurate and precise measurements are tightly clustered in the bulls eye! This is a problem we regularly encounter in chronostratigraphy.

Analytical techniques are very advanced and precise, but they may be inaccurate. Geological data frequently has difficulties in dating things, even if the analytical techniques can give very precise answers. In the figure below, the precision is the laboratory probability density curve produced when a material is dated. The precision is effectively the laboratory uncertainty.

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The Uffington white horse Ordnance Survey grid reference: SU The Uffington white horse, one of only four that face to the right, is high on an escarpment of the Berkshire Downs below Whitehorse Hill, a mile and a half south of the village of Uffington, and it looks out over the Vale of the White Horse. Though on the Berkshire Downs, it has been in Oxfordshire since county boundary alterations in the s.

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How did Libby test his method and find out if it worked correctly? Libby tested the new radiocarbon method on carbon samples from prehistoric Egypt whose age was known. A sample of acacia wood from the tomb of the pharoah Zoser was dated for example. Zoser lived during the 3rd Dynasty in Egypt BC. The results they obtained indicated this was the case. Many other radiocarbon dates were conducted on samples of wood of known age. Again, the results were good. In , Libby and his team published their results.

By the early s there were 8 new radiocarbon laboratories, and by the end of the decade more than How much sample material do you need to date using radiocarbon? A new way of radiocarbon dating was developed in the late s called “AMS Radiocarbon dating“. AMS dating is important because using it you can date very small sizes carbon samples. Imagine a grain of rice, this can be dated now with radiocarbon.

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These slowly decay over time and the ionizing radiation they produce is absorbed by mineral grains in the sediments such as quartz and potassium feldspar. The radiation causes charge to remain within the grains in structurally unstable “electron traps”. The trapped charge accumulates over time at a rate determined by the amount of background radiation at the location where the sample was buried.

Stimulating these mineral grains using either light blue or green for OSL; infrared for IRSL or heat for TL causes a luminescence signal to be emitted as the stored unstable electron energy is released, the intensity of which varies depending on the amount of radiation absorbed during burial and specific properties of the mineral.

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Medical Dosimetry Other Applications and Concepts, including retrospective and accident dosimetry, environmental monitoring and UV dosimetry Throughout the book, the underlying theory is discussed on an as-needed basis for a complete understanding of the phenomena, but with an emphasis of the practical applications of the technique. The authors also give background information and relevant key references on each method, inviting the reader to explore deeper into the subject independently.

Postgraduates, researchers, and those involved with radiation dosimetry will find this book particularly useful. The material is both relevant and accessible for both specialists and those new to the field, therefore is fundamental to any academic interested in modern advances of the subject. About the Author Stephen W. He is also a Regents Professor in the department of physics. He is widely known for his research in optically stimulated luminescence OSL and thermoluminescence TL with specific applications to radiation dosimetry.

Major accomplishments in recent years include leading a research team that the developed optically stimulated luminescence as a means of personal radiation dosimetry. The patented technology was used commercially to develop a radiation dosimeter system currently used worldwide. His special interests are space radiation dosimetry to monitor radiation doses to astronauts on long-duration space flights, such as a manned mission to Mars.

He has authored or co-authored over scientific publications and five books. He has been involved with research on OSL since , and his research group currently focuses on the development of the OSL technique in various fields such as space dosimetry, medical dosimetry, accident dosimetry, neutron dosimetry, as well as investigations in basic properties of OSL materials. He has presented material relating to this book to students in short courses, colloquia, a conference summer school, and invited conference presentations.

In addition, he has been invited to write a review paper on applications of OSL in medicine and biology to the journal Physics in Medicine and Biology.

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Submitted by Paula Levick on 12 April – Quartz crystals in clay, glass, burnt stone and sedimentary soils are made of lattice crystal structures which absorb radioactive electrons which become trapped in the lattice at a standard rate over time. When an object is heated to high temperatures TL or exposed to sunlight OSL , particular types of electron trapping mechanism are set to zero. From then on, the rate of electron accumulation starts again and can be measured against the surrounding radioactivity of the soil which must also be sampled as a control — without this the techniques are much less accurate.

The energy represented by the trapped electrons can be released and measured by heating in a laboratory, which produces a range of luminescent glows showing as light.

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If you would like to share the results of your research with the wider archaeological community, please contact us! Work will be taking place on site until the 29th of June. Find out more here. The talk will start at 6: Details are available here. Find out more about the disappearing rock art of Balmaha.

Now monitoring conducted during construction of a soakaway for the school has uncovered what appears to be a fragment of an intricately-carved fan-headed cross, pictured here. This fragment was found in the topsoil. The axe, pictured here , was found in the fill of a burnt mound. This is somewhat surprising, as burnt mounds are typically not rich in artefacts.

It was buried in to protect it from vandalism associated with visitors and encroaching urbanisation.

Aspects of Archaeology: Thermoluminescence Dating