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Are published ESR dose assessments on fossil tooth enamel reliable?

Duval, Mathieu; Grun, Rainer


We performed dose recovery tests on proto-historic enamel samples that were dosed to approximately 200 Gy to present equivalents of Middle to Late Pleistocene fossil teeth. The experimental results confirmed that the ESR dose response of fossil tooth enamel can be best described by a double saturating exponential (DSE) function. When using a DSE for dose evaluation, it is necessary to irradiate samples to very high doses (at least 20 kGy, ideally up to 50 kGy) and use at least 15 additive dose...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary Geochronology
DOI: 10.1016/j.quageo.2015.09.007


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