Multiple and single aliquot luminescence dating techniques applied to quartz extracted from Middle and Upper Weichselian loess, Zemechy, Czech Republic

A. Zander, G. A T Duller, A. G. Wintle*

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Abstract

This paper reports the application of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating to relatively coarse grains (100-200 μm) of quartz extracted from loess. Two approaches were tested - a multiple aliquot technique and a new single aliquot approach, which is especially suited to the dating of small quantities of such grains found in some loess. The results are compared with infra-red stimulated luminescence and thermoluminescence (TL) measurements on the finer-grained (4-11 μm) polymineral fraction and TL measurements on the relatively coarse grains of quartz. The advantages of the new single aliquot (OSL) approach are described and the iterating, computer-controlled measurement procedure is given. The automated iterative single aliquot regeneration (AISAR) method corrects for changes in luminescence sensitivity during the measurement sequence by monitoring the response to a test dose. Some initial measurements are presented for the loess section at Zemechy, Czech Republic, and these show that the AISAR method gives more precise results than those using a multiple aliquot method. Copyright (C) 2000 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-60
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Quaternary Science
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2000

Keywords

  • Loess
  • Luminescence dating techniques
  • Middle and Upper Weichselian
  • Zemechy

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