Luminescence Dating Laboratory
The Laboratory offers state-of-the art facilities for OSL dating of sediments and other materials, as well as TL dating of pottery.
The laboratory consists of a dark room preparation laboratory for handling luminescence samples, luminescence measurement laboratory and gamma spectrometry laboratory for measurements of nuclide content of soil needed for determining the environmental dose rate.
The equipment available:
Automated reader of OSL and TL signals Daybreak 2200 equiped with a Sr-90 source for beta irradiation and an array of blue LED's for OSL stimulation. The reader allows the measurement of luminescence signals needed to determine the absorbed radiatin dose.The supplied software allows rapid analysis of the data.
Automated reader of OSL and TL signals Daybreak 1150 equiped with a Sr-90 source for beta irradiation and a halogen lamp for OSL stimulation. The reader is of older type and is used mainly for test measurements.
The picture below shows the view of the bench where the readers sit.
Canberra HPGe coaxial gamma spectrometer (on the left) for the measurements of the natural concentration of radionuclides for estimating the annual dose. On the right a HPGe well-type gamma spectrometer can be seen. It is mainly used for the determination of the radionuclide concentration in small samples.