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Gong, Z., Li, B. & Li, S. (2012). Study of the relationship between infrared stimulated luminescence and blue light stimulated luminescence for potassium-feldspar from sediments. Radiation Measurements, 47 (9), 841-845.


In luminescence measurements of potassium-feldspar (K-feldspar), both infrared (IR) and blue light (BL) can be used as stimulation sources. Component analysis suggests that the blue light stimulated luminescence (BLSL) measured at 60 °C from K-feldspar can be fitted using three components, namely fast, medium and slow. In order to explore the relationship between the origin of the infrared stimulated luminescence (IRSL) signal and the different components of the BLSL, five sets of experiments were conducted, namely post-IR BLSL (pIR-BLSL), post-BL IRSL (pBL-IRSL), pulse annealing tests, dose response and laboratory fading rate tests. It is observed that most of the IRSL signal can be bleached by BL, while the BLSL signal can only be partially bleached by the IR. The sources for IRSL are mainly associated with the fast and medium components of the BLSL signal.



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