Thermoluminescence - pedia Trapping: Upon exposure to nuclear radiation, some bound electrons of the atoms making up a mineral's lattice are detached from their parent nuclei and become freely mobile: they are said to enter the conduction band. Thermoluminescence is a form of luminescence that is exhibited by certain crystalline materials. Thermoluminescence dating by M. J. Aitken, ISBN 0-12-046381-4;
Luminescence Dating Structural defects in the lattice (vacancies, interstitial atoms, and substitutional impurities) create localized charge deficits, which act as traps T for the conduction electrons. Scientists in North America first developed thermoluminescence dating of rock minerals. Thermoluminescence Dating. Aitken. Luminescence Dating of the.
Thermoluminescence Dating, M. J. Aitken, 1985, Academic Press. Most electrons recombine or are briefly trapped in very shallow traps, but a few are trapped at deep traps and remain there over geological time-scales (1-1000 Ma). Thermoluminescence Dating, M. J. Aitken, 1985, Academic Press, Orlando, Florida, .00 Hardback, .95 Paperback.