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thermoluminescence

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A phenomenon in which certain minerals release previously absorbed radiation upon being moderately heated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Luminescence produced by heating a body which exhibits phosphorescence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Physics) Luminescence exhibited by a substance on being moderately heated. It is shown esp. by certain substances that have been exposed to the action of light or to X-rays.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun physics The release of previously absorbed radiation upon being heated.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

thermo- +‎ luminescence

Examples

  • The debate focuses on the dating technique, known as thermoluminescence (TL), which uses quartz or feldspar, ubiquitous at archaeological sites, as its subject material.

    Rock Art Date Contested

  • In the meantime, only two things are certain: As unusual as our man is among burial figures, he is authentic according to thermoluminescence tests; and whatever he represented to eighth-century Chinese, to 21st-century scholars he is a riveting work of art.

    A Mysterious Stranger in China

  • There are still other techniques: potassium-argon dating, thermoluminescence dating, hydration dating, fission-track dating.

    The Nature of Technology

  • His misgivings could be laid to rest by a thermoluminescence test — a standard scientific dating test — but the authorities had refused, he said.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • His misgivings could be laid to rest by a thermoluminescence test — a standard scientific dating test — but the authorities had refused, he said.

    Is the Phaistos Disk a Fake???

  • That's where another state-of-the-art technique comes in: thermoluminescence TL dating.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Small samples taken from inconspicuous parts of the object are heated to a sufficiently high temperature to produce a measurable blue light thermoluminescence.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • His misgivings could be laid to rest by a thermoluminescence test — a standard scientific dating test — but the authorities had refused, he said.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Small samples taken from inconspicuous parts of the object are heated to a sufficiently high temperature to produce a measurable blue light thermoluminescence.

    Forensic Science for Antiques

  • That's where another state-of-the-art technique comes in: thermoluminescence TL dating.

    Forensic Science for Antiques

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