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Lund Luminescence Laboratory

Luminescence dating is a geochronological technique that spans the Late Quaternary. It is particularly useful for minerogenic sediments, for example as optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating of quartz and infrared stimulated luminescence (IRSL) dating of feldspar. Thermoluminescence (TL) dating can also be used to determine the age of pottery.

The Lund Luminescence Laboratory was established in 2011, as the first of its kind in Sweden. It now houses a Risø TL/OSL-reader model DA-20, with options to do OSL, pulsed OSL, IRSL and TL. In the adjoining rooms mechanical and chemical preparation of samples can be carried out under darkroom conditions.

Head of laboratory: Helena Alexanderson

Risø TL/OSL-reader
The Risø TL/OSL-reader at the Lund Luminescence Laboratory. Photo: H Alexanderson.
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