Multiple-flash development of thermoluminescence bands in dark-grown spruce leaves.


Spruce leaves greened in darkness were devoid of three of the five thermoluminescence bands found for mature leaves. These bands were developed rapidly by exposure of the dark-grown leaves to continuous light. The development of these bands was studied by illumination with repetitive flashes at varied intervals. Flashes at intervals of 1 s were the most effective in inducing these bands. Those at shorter or longer intervals were less effective. It was deduced from these data that the development of these bands is a multiquantum process which involves at least two photo-events with a dark reaction between them.

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@article{Inoue1976MultipleflashDO, title={Multiple-flash development of thermoluminescence bands in dark-grown spruce leaves.}, author={Yusuke Inoue and Takeo Oku and Seiichi Furuta and K Shibata}, journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta}, year={1976}, volume={440 3}, pages={772-6} }