Time-resolved optically stimulated luminescence (osl) studies on samples containing quartz and feldspar

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Time Resolved OSL (TR-OSL) is a technique to record the luminescence decay curve data after a brief stimulation pulse and can possibly be used for the separation of luminescence signals from quartz and feldspars. In this study luminescence emission from quartz and feldspar samples was investigated. TR-OSL signals of these samples were studied for the variations with preheating and annealing temperature, stimulation pulse width and total stimulation time, optical bleaching, radiation dose and measurement temperature. TR-OSL decay lifetime of quartz samples was found as ~40 µs. Na-feldspar and K-feldspar luminescence signals were deconvoluted using a linear sum of three exponential decays with lifetimes about 45 µs, 8 µs and 1 µs and about 35 µs, 7 µs and 0.6 µs, respectively. Since feldspars signals have a component with lifetime similar to that of quartz (~40 µs), luminescence signal separation with TR-OSL seems to be not straightforward.


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Citation Formats
A. Yeltik, “Time-resolved optically stimulated luminescence (osl) studies on samples containing quartz and feldspar,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.