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Isolation of Quartz Grains for Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) Dating of Quaternary Sediments for Paleoenvironmental Research

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10.3791/62706-v

9:41 min

August 2nd, 2021

August 2nd, 2021

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1Geoluminescence Dating Research Laboratory, Dept. of Geosciences, Baylor University, 2School of Earth Sciences, Zhejiang University

This protocol is for the isolation of quartz grains by size for luminescence dating of sediments. Outlined are physical cleansing and chemical digestions by soaking sequentially in H2O2, HCl, HF, and HCl again to isolate quartz grains. The quartz purity is quantified with microscopic assessment, Raman spectroscopy, and IR depletion ratio.

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