Thermoluminescence of Solids

Thermoluminescence of Solids

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McKeever gives us a comprehensive survey of thermoluminescence, an important, versatile, and widely used experimental technique. Bringing together previously isolated specialized approaches, he stresses the importance of the solid state aspects of the phenomenon. The book contains chapters on analysis and special properties, on instrumentation, and on the variety of defect reaction - using the alkali halides and SiO2 as examples - that can take place within a material to yield thermoluminescence. Three chapters concerning applications discuss the features of the solid state reactions to expain some of the properties observed in practice.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 144 b/w illus.
  • 1139241761
  • 9781139241762

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Theoretical background; 3. Thermoluminescence analysis; 4. Additional factors governing thermoluminescence; 5. Defects and thermolumienscence; 6. Thermoluminescence dosimetry (TLD); 7. Thermoluminescence dating; 8. Geological applications; 9. Instrumentation; Appendices; References; Index.
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" excellent, critical introduction to the subject..." Nature "...a fine book, clearly written and well-illustrated." Radiation Protection Dosimetry
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