Simulations of thermally transferred OSL experiments and of the ReSAR dating protocol for quartz

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)634-638
Number of pages5
JournalRadiation Measurements
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - May 2009
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In several recent studies, a thermally transferred OSL (TT-OSL) signal has been proposed as the basis of a new OSL dating procedure. In this paper we present simulations of several published TT-OSL experiments. The first simulation is of repeated cycles of preheating (260 °C for 10 s) and TT-OSL measurements in order to separate the recuperated OSL (ReOSL) and basic-transferred OSL (BT-OSL) signals. The second simulation is of the temperature dependence of the TT-OSL signal after the aliquots were annealed for 1 s at temperatures from 200 to 400 °C. In addition, we simulate the construction of a dose response curve using the ReOSL signal in a single-aliquot regenerative-dose (SAR) protocol used for dating. The results of the three simulations are in general qualitative agreement with the experiments and confirm that a single charge transfer mechanism is responsible for the ReOSL signal.


  • optically stimulated luminescence, OSL, thermally transferred OSL, quartz, kinetic modelling, quartz dating