Luminescence dating technique, especially the quartz OSL dating approach, provides a powerful tool for chronology construction during the late Pleistocene and the Holocene. It can date aeolian, fluvial, lacustrine sediments and some others, of which aeolian material is the most appropriate.
We focus on methodological improvements and application of luminescence dating in Chinese loess since the establishment of the luminescence dating laboratory in 1985. We have applied different luminescence dating techniques into classical sections (e.g. Lantian, Luochuan, Weinan, Jingyuan, Gulang) on the Chinese Loess Plateau.
There are 3 sets of automated Daybreak 2200 TL/OSL and 1 set of automated Riso TL/OSL DA-20 measurement systems in this laboratory. In the past several years, we have provided many luminescence ages for many scientists around the world.
Ø Luminescence dating method research by using quartz and feldspar grains
Ø Luminescence dating of late Quaternary deposits, especially type of aeolian formed sediments (e.g. loess, sand dunes)
Xulong Wang (Professor, Director)
Shugang Kang (Associate Professor)
Jinhua Du (PhD, candidate)
Daybreak2200 TL/OSL system
Riso TL/OSL DA-20
Prof. Xulong Wang
Tel: +86 29 8832 3864
Publications (since 2006)
Wang, X.L.; Wintle, A.G., 2013. Investigating the contribution of recuperated TL to post-IR IRSL signals in a perthitic feldspar. Radiation Measurements 49, 82-87.
Kang, S.G., Wang, X.L., Lu, Y.C., 2013. Quartz OSL chronology and dust accumulation rate changes since the Last Glacial at Weinan on the southeastern Chinese Loess Plateau. Boreas 42, 815-829.
Wang, X.L., Wintle, A.G., 2012. Optically stimulated luminescence production in the single-aliquot regenerative dose protocol. Radiation Measurements 47, 121-129.
Wang, X.L., Wintle, A.G., Adamiec, G., 2012. Improving the reliability of single-aliquot regenerative dose dating using a new method of data analysis. Quaternary Geochronology 9, 65-74.
Wang, X.L., Chai, C.Z., Du, P., Lei, Q.Y., Yin, G.M., Lu, Y.C., 2012. Luminescence age constraints on palaeo-earthquake events along the lingwu fault in the Yinchuan Basin, China. Geochronometria 39, 57-61.
Kang, S.G., Wang, X.L., Lu, Y.C., 2012. The estimation of basic experimental parameters in the fine-grained quartz multiple-aliquot regenerative-dose OSL dating of Chinese loess. Radiation Measurements 47, 674-681.
Kang, S.G., Lu, Y.C., Wang, X.L., 2011. Closely-spaced recuperated OSL dating of the last interglacial paleosol in the southeastern margin of Chinese Loess Plateau. Quaternary Geochronology 6, 480-490.
Wang, X.L., Wintle, A.G., Du, J.H., Kang, S.G., Lu, Y.C., 2011. Recovering laboratory doses using fine-grained quartz from Chinese loess. Radiation Measurements 46 (10), 1073-1081. doi:10.1016/j.radmeas.2011.07.022
Kang, S.G., Wang, X.L., Li, X.N., Lu, Y.C，2010. Anomalous fading of the IRSL signal of polymineral grains in Chinese loess. Radiation Measurements 45, 22-28.
 Lu, Y.C., Wang, X.L., Wintle, A.G., 2007. A new OSL chronology for dust accumulation in the last 130,000 yr for the Chinese Loess Plateau. Quaternary Research 67, 152-160.
 Wang, X.L., Wintle, A.G., Lu, Y.C., 2007. Testing a single-aliquot protocol for recuperated OSL dating. Radiation Measurements 42, 380-391.
 Wang, X.L., Lu, Y.C., Wintle, A.G., 2006. Recuperated OSL dating of fine-grained quartz in Chinese loess. Quaternary Geochronology 1, 89-100.
 Wang, X.L., Lu, Y.C., Zhao, H., 2006. On the performances of the single-aliquot regenerative-dose (SAR) protocol for Chinese loess: fine quartz and polymineral grains. Radiation Measurements 41, 1-8.
 Wang, X.L., Wintle, A.G., Lu, Y.C., 2006. Thermally transferred luminescence in fine-grained quartz from Chinese loess: Basic observations. Radiation Measurements 41, 649-658.
 Wang, X.L., Miao, X.D., 2006. Weathering history indicated by the luminescence emissions in Chinese loess and paleosol. Quaternary Science Reviews 25, 1719-1726.