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How reproducible are kinetic parameter constraints of quartz luminescence? : an interlaboratory comparison for the 110 °C TL peak

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Schmidt, Christoph ; Friedrich, Johannes ; Adamiec, Grzegorz ; Chruscinska, Alicja ; Fasoli, Mauro ; Kreutzer, Sebastian ; Martini, Marco ; Panzeri, Laura ; Polymeris, Georgios S. ; Przegietka, Krzysztof ; Valla, Pierre G. ; King, Georgina E. ; Sanderson, David C. W.:
How reproducible are kinetic parameter constraints of quartz luminescence? : an interlaboratory comparison for the 110 °C TL peak.
In: Radiation Measurements. Vol. 110 (2018) . - pp. 14-24.
ISSN 1350-4487
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2018.01.002

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Project financing: Bayerische Forschungsallianz (BayFor) (BayIntAn_UBT_2016_74)

Abstract in another language

Knowledge of the kinetic parameters E (thermal activation energy) and s (frequency factor) of charge-trapping defects in the quartz crystal lattice is of paramount importance to assessing the thermal stability of associated luminescence signals used for dosimetry and dating. Since methods proposed for constraining thermoluminescence (TL) kinetics usually make use of the signal response to thermal treatments, accurate temperature control is required to obtain valid E and s values. In an attempt to check the extent to which consistent kinetic parameters could be obtained using routine luminescence measurement equipment, we have investigated three methods (isothermal decay, initial rise and the Hoogenstraaten method) in an inter-comparison study involving eight laboratories using Risø and Freiberg Instruments systems. The target signal was the so-called 110 °C TL peak of a sample of Oligocene coastal dune quartz sand from the Fontainebleau sand formation (France). TL glow curves recorded with heating rates in the range 0.02–5 K s^−1 showed peak positions varying up to 60 °C between systems at the highest heating rates, attributed to temperature calibration errors and/or thermal lag. Kinetic parameters derived from the complete data set show a large spread, covering the ranges ∼0.5–1.2 eV and 10^6–10^17 s^−1 for E and s. In most cases, interlaboratory variations exceeded those of replicate measurements within individual laboratories. Signal lifetimes at 20 °C derived from the isothermal decay (∼59 min) and initial rise methods (at low heating rates; ∼60–80 min) most closely match the value directly measured at 20 °C from within two luminescence readers (∼70 min). Finally, we discuss the consequences of these findings for dosimetry and dating using luminescence signals and possible ways to reduce systematic errors in laboratory measurements of kinetic parameters.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Thermoluminescence; Kinetic parameters; Trap depth; Frequency factor; Lifetime
Thermal lag; Temperature calibration
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Former Professors > Chair Geomorphology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ludwig Zöller
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Ecology and the Environmental Sciences
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Nonlinear Dynamics
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Geomorphology
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 550 Earth sciences, geology
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:27
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 08:27
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/42292