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Three different types of glow curve can be distinguished: • The natural thermoluminescence of the sample as it is • The additive glow curve where a radiation does with a calibrate radioactive source is given in addition to the natural one • The regenerate signal, when the sample has been zeroed its natural TL by heating and then given an artificial radiation dose The last two glow curves allow to measure the sensitivity of a sample to natural radiations and are used to determine the paleodose.There are several ways to determine the paleodose comparing the results of the different glow curves measured.The paleodose is the absorbed dose of natural radiation accumulate by a sample.This paleodose is determined from the TL signal measured by heating sample at a constant rate.
When these materials are heated to several hundreds of Centigrade degrees, electrons are evicted from trap states and energy is emitted in form of light: thermoluminescence (TL).
Internal dose rate all rock material contains radioactive elements that give rise to an internal dose rate.
Elements of concern here are only U (Uranium), Th (Thorium), K (Potassium), and to some extent Rb (Rubidium), because other natural radioactive nuclides occur only in very small quantities or do not contribute significantly to the total absorbed dose.
If the heating rate is linear and if we suppose the probability of a second trapping to be negligible with respect to the probability of a recombination, the TL intensity is related to the activation energy of the trap level by a known expression. Thermoluminescence can be used to date materials containing crystalline minerals to a specific heating event.
This is useful for ceramics, as it determines the date of firing, as well as for lava, or even sediments that were exposed to substantial sunlight.