thermoluminescence dating
noun see thermoluminescence

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  • Thermoluminescence — de fluorite. La thermoluminescence est un phénomène physique lié à la capacité de certains cristaux d accumuler l énergie cédée par les rayonnements ionisants issus de la radioactivité et de restituer cette énergie sous forme de lumière lorsqu… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dating methodology (archaeology) — Dating material drawn from the archaeological record can made by a direct study of an artifact or may be deduced by association with materials found in the context the item is drawn from or inferred by its point of discovery in the sequence… …   Wikipedia

  • Thermoluminescence — Some mineral substances such as fluorite store energy when exposed to ultraviolet or other ionising radiation. This energy is released in the form of light when the mineral is heated; the phenomenon is distinct from that of black body… …   Wikipedia

  • thermoluminescence — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1897 1. phosphorescence developed in a previously excited substance upon gentle heating 2. the determination of the age of old material (as pottery) by the amount of thermoluminescence it… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thermoluminescence — thermoluminescent, adj. /therr moh looh meuh nes euhns/, n. Physics. phosphorescence produced by the heating of a substance. [1895 1900; THERMO + LUMINESCENCE] * * * Emission of light from certain heated substances as a result of previous… …   Universalium

  • thermoluminescence — noun the property of some ceramics and other materials of becoming luminescent when pretreated and heated, used as a means of dating ancient artefacts. Derivatives thermoluminescent adjective …   English new terms dictionary

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