Esr dating and dosimetry
Electron spin resonance dating can be described as trapped charge dating.Radioactivity causes negatively charged electrons to move from a ground state, the valence band, to a higher energy level at the conduction band.After a short time, electrons eventually recombine with the positively charged holes left in the valence band.
This work presents the ESR dating of two teeth, one of Gomphotheriidae and other of Toxodontinae.
This is the first book covering an interdisciplinary field between microwave spectroscopy of electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) or electron spin resonance (ESR) and chronology science, radiation dosimetry and ESR (EPR) imaging in material sciences.
The main object is to determine the elapsed time with ESR from forensic medicine to the age and radiation dose in earth and space science.
ESR dating measures the amount of unpaired electrons in crystalline structures that were previously exposed to natural radiation.
Age of substance can be determined by measuring the dosage of radiation since the time of its formation.