Single grain OSL analysis: a discussion of how to clean discs

Davies, A.D. and Sanderson, D. (2009) Single grain OSL analysis: a discussion of how to clean discs. Ancient TL, 27(2), pp. 47-50.

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We compare possible methods to remove grains from single grain discs including heating, tapping, vibration in a sieve shaker and use of an ultrasonic bath. These methods are quick, simple and effective at removing smaller grains or those that have become stuck as a consequence of settling during pre-heating. Holders for single grain discs to facilitate thermal and vibrational cleaning approaches have been designed and manufactured. Heating and tapping seem to be useful additional techniques for cleaning single grain discs, resulting in insignificant residual sensitivity in the majority of cases.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sanderson, Professor David
Authors: Davies, A.D., and Sanderson, D.
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Journal Name:Ancient TL
Publisher:Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Published Online:01 January 2009

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