Results were compared with the development of the Elbe River, which is well-documented by historical records and maps covering the last 1,000 years.
Coarse grain quartz (100–200 μm and 150–250 μm) and polymineral fine grains (4–11 μm) were dated using the single aliquot regenerative (SAR) dose protocol.
The paleodose (DP) was calculated from the DE data set using different approaches.
Prices in € represent the retail prices valid in Germany (unless otherwise indicated). Prices do not include postage and handling if applicable. In the last few decades optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating has become an important tool in geochronological studies. dating the depositional age of sediments directly, can be impaired by incomplete bleaching of grains.
This can result in a scattered distribution of equivalent doses (DE), leading to incorrect estimation of the depositional age.
This is done in collaboration with the University of Oxford Luminescence Dating Laboratory.
Although a relatively new technique, particularly in subaqueous sediments, Strata Data have pioneered its industrial application in dating superficial seabed deposits for geohazard risk assessment.
The technique can be applied to material from about 100 to several hundred thousand years old.
The Luminescence Dating Facility at Victoria University is the only one of its kind in New Zealand and is led by Prof Rewi Newnham and Ningsheng Wang.
Hollie Wynne (Aberystwyth University) stirs OSL samples being treated with acid in the preparation lab of the Aberystwyth Luminescence Research Laboratory. We make an approximation of the number of trapped electrons by measuring the light that they emit following stimulation by light (hence the name of the technique, “Optically stimulated luminescence”).
Luminescence dating is a technique used to date Quaternary sediments and for determining when ancient materials such as pottery, ceramics, bricks or tiles were last heated.
Thoroughly tested protocols as well as good data analysis with adequate statistical methods are important to overcome this problem.