WELCOME TO OUR WEB PAGE!
Thank you for visting the Utah State University Optically-Stimulated Luminescence (OSL)
Laboratory homepage! We have been up and running since January 2007. We currently have two RISO TL/OSL Readers and one with a single-grain attachment.
We specialize in the analysis of the luminescence signals from quartz grains
in geomorphological applications. Please explore the 'Projects' page for examples
of internal and external projects that the Lab has been involved with.
Dr. Tammy Rittenour runs a two-week OSL training course for students and professionals,
usually in June. Click on 'Summer short course' in the menu to the left for more information.
The 9th New World Luminescence Dating Workshop will be held on the campus of Utah State University in Logan, Utah August 15-18, 2013. This workshop is designed to provide a venue for students and
researchers to share and discuss current research activities and advances in fields related to Luminescence and electron-charge dating and dosimetry
(ie OSL, TL, ESR). All levels of experience (true luminescence specialists to those
who are just interested in the technique) and backgrounds (geologists, physicists, archaeologists, generalists) are welcome. We hope that this workshop will be
helpful and a learning experience to all who attend. Follow the link to the left for the full workshop announcement.
Above Horseshoe Canyon, UT -- the
location of ongoing USU research regarding the relationship of its
alluvial stratigraphy and characteristic "Barrier Canyon" rock art.