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地球科学进展  2013, Vol. 28 Issue (1): 24-30    DOI: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2013.01.0024
刘春茹1,尹功明1,  Rainer Grün2
2.Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
Research Progress of the Resetting Features of Quartz ESR Signal
Liu Chunru1, Yin Gongming1, Rainer Grün2
1.State Key Laboratory of Earthquake Dynamics, Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration,Beijing100029, China; 2. Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
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电子自旋共振 (ESR)测年法是第四纪地质年代学的重要测试方法之一,其测年范围广,特别是对于20万年至百万年尺度的第四纪样品有着重要意义。准确测量古剂量是影响ESR测年法精度和可信度的重要因素之一,而掌握ESR信号衰退特征及机制是获得准确、可信古剂量的重要前提。ESR测年法适用的地质样品种类较多,如热液石英脉、地质断层泥、水系沉积物等,不同样品的ESR信号衰退特征和机制有较大差异。近年来,国内外学者针对不同地质样品中石英ESR信号的衰退特征和机制深入开展了一系列的实验室模拟和野外观测研究,取得了诸多新认识。回顾了近年来在石英ESR信号衰退特征领域取得的进展,特别是水系沉积物石英ESR信号的衰退特征,并展望了这一领域的未来工作重点。

关键词: ESR测年法水系沉积物石英信号衰退    

 Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) has been becoming one of the key methods of Quaternary Geochronology with wide range of dating, especially for sample older than 200,000 years up to millionyear scale. ESR dating assesses the age of a sample by measuring the equivalent dose and annual dose. The accurate measurement of equivalent dose significantly impacts on accuracy and reliability of ESR dating method. Under ideal conditions, any previous acquired ESR intensity is reset to zero or a stable residual level that can be determined in the laboratory. Therefore, the study of the mechanisms of resetting processes is fundamental for accurate and reliable ESR dating. Since ESR dating method is applicable to the type of geological samples, including hydrothermal quartz veins, geological fault gouge and fluvial sediment, there are large differences in the mechanisms and characteristics of ESR signal resetting. In recent years, to understand the mechanism and characteristics of quartz ESR signal resetting of different geological samples, a series of laboratory simulation and field observation studies were carried out, which made lots of important breakthrough. In this paper, we summarize progress in ESR dating of quartz in Quaternary sediments and studies of resetting mechanisms with particular emphasis on fluvial sediments and prospects for future work.

Key words: ESR dating method    Fluvial sediment    Quartz    ESR signal resetting
收稿日期: 2012-07-31 出版日期: 2013-01-10
ZTFLH:  P597  


通信作者: 刘春茹(1980-),女,吉林通化人,副研究员,主要从事新构造与第四纪年代学研究.     E-mail:
作者简介: 刘春茹(1980-),女,吉林通化人,副研究员,主要从事新构造与第四纪年代学研究
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刘春茹,尹功明,Rainer Grün. 石英ESR测年信号衰退特征研究进展[J]. 地球科学进展, 2013, 28(1): 24-30.

Liu Chunru, Yin Gongming, Rainer Grün. Research Progress of the Resetting Features of Quartz ESR Signal. Advances in Earth Science, 2013, 28(1): 24-30.


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