What is Luminescence? Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) Sediment Context Collection Procedures

Research Luminescence Analyses for the Community

The Luminescence Dating Research Laboratory undertakes a variety of geochronometric analyses for the community. We can help you evaluate if a specific stratigraphic and sedimentologic setting is amenable for luminescence dating. We are particularly interested in application of luminescence dating in novel settings, new analytical approaches, and in combination with other dating techniques. Collaborative research with and visits to the Laboratory are highly encouraged. The Laboratory often supports graduate student and post-doctoral based research. Interested users should contact Steve Forman at slf@uic.edu for information on turn-around time, fee, and application issues.

Here is a sample submittal form and please contact Steve Forman prior to sending samples.