Methods Detail

OSL Laboratory

The Quaternary Research Group´s laboratory for optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) was opened in 2005 and is dedicated to the study of Late Pleistocene and Holocene sediments and archaeological sites. Since November 2011 Michael Meyer is in charge of our luminescence dating facilities and heading the luminescence geochronology team.

The laboratory consists of preparation facilities and two Risø Readers, one of which is equipped with an attachment for single-grain analysis of quartz and feldspar grains. For determination of the environmental dose rate one Risø GM25-5 beta counter and two Daybreak 583 alpha counters are available as well as a MicroNOMAD field gamma spectrometer with a two inch NaI detector. Furthermore, for OSL rock surface dating we are equipped with appropriate drilling and cutting facilities (e.g. low speed saws).

Current OSL research is detailed here (link).