Optical dating in a new light: A direct, non-destructive probe of trapped electrons

Abstract

Optical dating has revolutionized our understanding of Global climate change, Earth surface processes, and human evolution and dispersal over the last ~500 ka. Optical dating is based on an anti-Stokes photon emission generated by electron-hole recombination within quartz or feldspar; it relies, by default, on destructive read-out of the stored chronometric… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-10174-8

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