Infrared radiofluorescence (IR-RF) dating: A review

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Title
Infrared radiofluorescence (IR-RF) dating: A review
Journal
Quaternary Geochronology
Author(s)
Murari Madhav Krishna, Kreutzer Sebastian, King Georgina, Frouin Marine, Tsukamoto Sumiko, Schmidt Christoph, Lauer Tobias, Klasen Nicole, Richter Daniel, Friedrich Johannes, Mercier Norbert, Fuchs Markus
ISSN
1871-1014
Publication state
Published
Issued date
06/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
64
Pages
101155
Language
english
Abstract
Luminescence dating methods on natural minerals such as quartz and feldspars are indispensable for establishing chronologies in Quaternary Science. Commonly applied sediment dating methods are optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) and infrared stimulated luminescence (IRSL). In 1999, Trautmann et al. (1999a, b) proposed a new related technique called infrared radiofluorescence (IR-RF). IR-RF denotes the infrared luminescence signal of feldspar resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation and potentially offers a significant methodological advance compared to OSL and IRSL regarding luminescence signal stability, dating range and required measurement time. The method has rarely been applied due to a lack of commercially available measurement equipment but experienced a revival during the last years. The present article provides a state-of-the-art overview of the physical background of IR-RF, its challenges, applications and the potential as a dating method. The paper particularly addresses practical considerations for applying IR-RF dating, including signal bleachability and saturation behaviour, and summarizes proposed solutions.
Keywords
Infrared radio fluorescence, Radioluminescence, Feldspar, Chronology, Luminescence dating
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